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Dislocated Vertebrae

What is a dislocated vertebrae?

A dislocated vertebrae is the displacement of one of the small bones in the neck which form the spine. The vertebrae may lock over each other on either one or both sides. With several layers of the spinal column all assisting with various motor functions such as neck flexors, shoulder and arm movement, elbow and wrist rotation and leg movement; displacement of any section of the spinal column could result in life changing circumstances. Effects include of numbness, partial paralysis, paraplegia and even quadriplegia.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms can include many motor skills problems in a person from inability to rotate or flex various body parts from the neck down, to numbing and consistent pain in specific areas or over the entire body, to paralysis of the muscles related to the dislocated vertebrae or in severe cases, paralysis of the body. Spinal injuries have some of the largest implications on a person’s life as inability to use some or all of the body can affect the ability to perform a job, work entirely or even move comfortably or at all. If you have suffered a serious spinal injury and want to make a claim. Get in touch with us.

What are the causes?

Dislocated vertebrae can occur from a result of:
• Sudden traumatic force pressing on the spine, head and/or neck, commonly found in road traffic accidents
• Extreme axial loading putting a lot of pressure on the back muscles, often found as a result of heavy lifting
• Extension or flexing of the spinal column further than comfortable, this could be the result of a road accident, heavy lifting or an unexpected slip, trip or fall

These are just a few of the causes of a dislocated spine. An injury such as this can change a person’s life and cause unnecessary costs and both physical and psychological strain. That’s why at Sincere Law we aim to help get your life back on track and strive for justice for your injury.

How long does it take to recover?

Time taken to recover from a dislocated spine can differ depending on severity of the injury and complications that may have occurred. Given a spine’s importance to motor skills, any injury to one of the many vertebrae can affect a person long term.

With extensive physiotherapy, injuries can heal over time; but the more severe the initial injury; the less likely a full recovery will be made. It is possible that the damage may impair some or all of the spinal column and reduce movement in the back, affecting a person’s entire life. This sort of complication could cause the need to make alterations to the home and lifestyle of an affected person. Dependant on the type of incident that caused the injury, there may be mental scarring that would require ongoing counselling to help with the healing process. We will strive to cover all aftercare service costs in your claim, both physical and psychological.

How can we help your rehabilitation

At Sincere Law we aim to help our clients in anyway possible in order for them to get the help they need to recover from their injuries. We will refer you or your loved one to the best medical practitioners to help your rehabilitation and long term recovery. It may take months and years of target physiotherapy to get full movement ranges back following any numbing or problems with body movement. In cases involving paraplegia and quadriplegia we can help provide any counselling needed to help those effected move on with their life and work with their conditions. In severe injury cases we know that spinal injuries can have life changing long term effects so we pride ourselves on not just getting justice and compensation for your injury but also peace of mind and support for any future care you require. Sincere Law have over 20 years of experience in serious injury and have a proven track record of helping our clients get the best possible outcome for there needs.

How do I make a claim?

You can make a claim either by ringing us on 0800 092 2896 for a no obligation conversation about your claim. Or you can request a call back from our website at We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible and providing that all the information you provide is honest and correct we can direct you to the appropriate specialist solicitor. If you take your claim on with Sincere Law, you need not worry about the financial risks of losing out should you be unsuccessful as our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.

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