A back injury can be among the most difficult to diagnose and treat. The spine, or backbone, is made up of a column of 33 bones and tissue extending from the skull to the pelvis. These bones, or vertebrae, enclose and protect a cylinder of nerve tissues known as the spinal cord. Between each one of the vertebra is an intervertebral disc, or band of cartilage serving as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. An injury to one of the vertebrae, discs or even the spinal cord can be very debilitating and painful to the point where it is impossible to work, perform regular daily activities, spend time with your family, or even sleep.
Examples of spinal injuries, including those to the neck and back, are:
- strains, sprain and spasms
- bulging, herniated and ruptured vertebral discs
- slipped discs
- vertebral fractures
- spinal cord injury
- nerve damage
Treatment for back injuries includes medications, massage, therapy, chiropractic care, epidural injections, pain management and surgery. The course of recommended treatment can also be extremely costly and require that the injury victim remain out of work for long periods of time, possibly losing thousands of dollars in wages.
At Goldberg & Dohan, our legal team works with top experts including physicians, vocational rehabilitation specialists and life care planners to ensure that no damage is omitted and that our clients get full compensation for their past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income, and past and future pain and suffering, as well as other incidental costs associated with life improvement. A back injury can also be very debilitating and painful to the point where it is impossible to work or attend to the tasks of daily living.
Our attorneys have helped thousands of clients who have suffered back injuries. If you, or someone you know has suffered a back injury, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.