Spinal Damage

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Claims

Spinal Damage

Common spinal damage injuries include disc prolapsed, disc protrusion, aggravation of degenerative changes. Some people will also suffer referred pain in the arms or legs, depending on the level of the spine that was injured.

It is not just the neck that can be injured in a motor vehicle accident. The thoracic and lumbar spine can also be damaged. Disc damage can be diagnosed through CT scans or MRI scans. Treatment can include hot packs, hydrotherapy, cold packs, ultrasound, massage, gym strengthening, physiotherapy, injections and in some cases, surgery.

The impact from a car accident cause a disc to fracture or distort. This can reduce the cushioning around the bones of the spine. A damaged disc may also put pressure directly on nearby nerves, which can cause pain, numbness and weakness in any part of the body connected by the affected nerve.