Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries affect many thousands of Americans each year, often from causes that are completely outside their control, such as traffic accidents, falls from a great height, assault and battery, and industrial accidents. These injuries can result in long-term or permanent disability, chronic pain, and disability. Individuals and families across Kentucky who have been impacted by serious back or neck injuries can turn to Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC for legal counsel and representation.
Types of Back and Neck Injuries
There are many specific types of back and neck injuries. The back and neck are vulnerable parts of the human body, with muscles, ligaments, bone, cartilage, and nerves that may all suffer damage in an impact injury. Some of the more frequent back and neck injuries and consequences of these injuries are:
- None fractures
- Compression fractures
- Ligament tears
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disk problems (e.g., bulging, slipped or herniated disk)
- Neck pain that radiates to the shoulders and arms
- Muscle ruptures
- Inflammation of muscle attachments to the spine
- Chronically tight muscles in the upper back and neck
Pain, Loss of Function, Disability
Back and neck injuries can result in severe and perhaps chronic pain, damage to the entire body's ability to function and move, and in some case, permanent disability. The damage from a back or neck injury may be apparent immediately after the incident that caused it, or it may be days, weeks, or even months before the symptoms of the injury manifest themselves.
An individual with a back or neck injury may face months or years of consequences such as physical rehabilitation, surgery and other therapeutic measures, and loss of a job/career. He or she may be unable to live as before the injury was incurred.
Discuss Your Neck and Back Injuries with a Lawyer
Brett Oppenheimer is a Louisville personal injury attorney that can help if you have suffered back or neck injury in an accident. Contact us today to discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation.