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Can surgery treat a spinal cord injury?

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Many injuries can stem from a motor vehicle crash. One of these is a spinal cord injury. These injuries are sometimes catastrophic, and many will require surgery. It’s imperative that you get medical assistance right away after the crash so you can try to minimize the damage that’s done to your spinal cord and spine.

Doctors often use a multifaceted approach to treat spinal cord injuries. Oftentimes, they start with medication but there’s a chance that other treatments, including braces and surgery, might be needed. Physical therapy might also be necessary.

Surgery usually requires a lengthy healing time

There are several types of surgeries that are used to treat spinal cord injuries. Regardless of the type of surgery that’s done, the patient can expect to have a lengthy healing process. During this time, they’ll likely be off work and unable to earn an income. They may also have an increase in medical expenses. 

Even after the person has had the treatments necessary to treat their spinal cord injury, some effects of it might remain. This can mean the person needs to have accommodations at work or that they’re unable to work. Victims in crashes such as this shouldn’t be expected to cover the costs associated with the crash, so they have the option of filing a personal injury claim.

Anyone who was involved in a car crash and has back pain afterward should seek out appropriate medical care. Those who have a catastrophic injury may choose to seek compensation for those injuries if the wreck was the result of another driver’s negligence. You only have a limited time to get your case filed, so don’t delay acting.