What is spinal compression?
Spinal compression occurs when there is pressure put onto the spinal cord. It can occur anywhere on the spine from the neck down and can be a life changing injury. Harsh traumatic force on the spinal column can easily cause the spine to bend further than is comfortable, causing lasting damage to the vertebrae affected.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of spinal compression can vary greatly dependant on where the pressure comes from. Pain can occur in the neck, back or lower back, which could stretch on for months or years. Numbness, cramping and weakening can occur in limbs, including arms, hands, legs and feet. Coordination can also be affected if the nerves in the spine have suffered damage.
What are the causes?
Spinal compression can occur from a result of:
- Road traffic accidents involving collisions that put intense pressure on the spine
- Accidents at work involving heavy machinery and heavy objects pressing on the spine
- Pressure placed on the spine during an assault
These are just a few of the causes of compression. An injury such as this can cause prolonged medical treatment and acute pain. That’s why at Sincere Law we aim to help get your life back on track and strive to ensure you get justice for your injury.
How long does it take to recover?
Time taken to recover from spinal compression can differ depending on severity. Months off work may be required to recover and undergo any physiotherapy. It is possible that the damage may impair some of the spinal column and reduce movement in the back, affecting a person’s ability to work for the remainder of their life. It is possible that the damage may impair some 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 support they need to recover from their injuries. We will refer you or your loved one to the best medical assistance to help your rehabilitation and 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. Alternatively, you can request a call back from our website at www.sincerelaw.co.uk. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible and providing that all the information you provide us with 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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