Neck & Back Injury Lawyer in Stuart
Types of Back and Neck Injuries
When involved in a serious accident, back and neck injuries are just two of the types of injuries that you might encounter. Back and neck injuries are so commonly linked together because the same types of damage often affects them both. Back and neck injuries after an accident might be a minor annoyance but they might also be permanently debilitating. Below are just some of the types of back and neck injuries that people can sustain after a serious accident.
- Neck Sprain- This type of injury occurs when your neck ligaments are injured. These are commonly seen in car accident injuries, although they can be sustained a number of different ways. When ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range of motion, they may be sprained. A less serious neck injury is a muscle train, which is similar but different to a sprain. These happen when muscles are overstretched.
- Whiplash- Also a common car accident injury, whiplash happens when the neck muscles and ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range of motion. This is called hyperextension, and can cause temporary pain. In serious whiplash cases, prolonged medication and braces may be needed.
- Herniated Disc- A herniated disc can occur in the neck or the back. They are characterized by your discs (proper name: nucleus pulposis) being pushed out and possibly being pushed into a nerve root, which will cause intense pain. When the disc tears is when herniation occurs. This may be fixed by physical therapy and sometimes surgery.
- Fractures- The neck and back are also susceptible to fractures. Fractured vertebrae in the back are caused by the bones of the spine being broken by trauma. Usually, extreme force is needed to cause fractured vertebrae. A neck fracture is a cervical bone break. These types of fractures will differ in severity depending on the angle and intensity of the trauma.
A Stuart attorney can help you get compensated!
If you were the victim of an accident in which you suffered a serious injury such as a back or neck injury like the ones listed above then get in touch with our firm. Crary Buchanan is serious about defending the rights of those who were injured because of the negligence of another, and if this describes you, we want to help you file a personal injury claim. These types of injuries often need extended and continued medical care, which requires extensive compensation. A Stuart attorney from our firm can fight to see this is exactly what you get.
For more information on what a Stuart neck and back injury lawyer can do for you, contact a Stuart lawyer from Crary Buchanan today!