Treatment Options for Back and Neck Injuries
Injuries to the back and neck can occur in an instant, or may develop slowly over time. In either case, however, the pain and discomfort that they can cause injury victims to suffer can be severe or even debilitating. Fortunately, there are a wide range of treatment options available to help alleviate some of the worst symptoms of back and neck injuries and allow injury victims to lead a normal, healthy life.
The first thing to keep in mind when pursuing treatment for back and neck injuries is that an accurate diagnosis of the individual’s condition is necessary in order to ensure that the best course of treatment is proposed. Even if you think that you know exactly what your injury’s cause was, you should consult with a doctor first before undergoing treatment.
That said, the following are some of the treatment options most commonly suggested for those suffering from various back and neck injuries:
Pain Management: Before any aggressive or invasive treatment options are pursued, most back and neck injuries are generally treated conservatively with attempts at managing or eliminating pain. This may involve topical or oral medications to help reduce muscular pain or physical therapy and exercise regimens.
Injections: If more conservative pain management approaches don’t prove effective in alleviating back or neck pain, another option for some individuals may be medical injections. Soft tissue, epidural, steroid, and trigger point injections are all options for those suffering from a variety of different back and neck injuries to help alleviate symptoms.
Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors may also be able to help deal with neck and back injuries. Chiropractors focus on the alignment of the spinal cord, and through manipulation of the spinal joints, can help to resolve many of the problems that a back or neck injury can cause.
Surgical Options: Typically the last option chosen by medical professionals in helping patients to deal with the symptoms of back or neck injuries, surgery can nonetheless be extremely effective in completely eliminating the worst effects of back or neck injuries. Surgical options include discectomies, spinal fusion, bone grafts, laminectomies, implanted neurostimulation, and other options. Consultation with a qualified medical professional is essential to determine which of these procedures may best fit a patient’s needs.
Unfortunately, these treatment options, as well as all of the other consequences that back and neck injuries may have, can be prohibitively expensive for many individuals. However, those whose injuries occurred as a result of actions on the part of others may be eligible to pursue financial compensation to help them deal with these costs. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our knowledgeable legal team has the experience and capacity to assist those who have suffered serious back and neck injuries to aggressively pursue a claim for compensation. Contact us today at 866-LAWS-USA to speak with a member of our professional staff about your case and learn more about what we can do for you.