What is spinal rotation?
Spinal rotation occurs when the spinal cord and surrounding muscles are pushed and twisted out of normal, comfortable position beyond what normal stretching tolerances are. This can occur as the result of a traumatic impact or being gradually pushed over a few minutes. The spine will only rotate so far before potential ruptures to the vertebrae and surrounding muscles will take place.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of spinal rotation can vary depending on the way the spine was rotated. Often in spinal rotation the body is forced out of comfortable position by a blunt force. Symptoms of rotation include dull pain, numbing or weakening of extremities including hands, arms, legs, feet and neck. The rotation may lead to further spine injuries such as dislocated vertebrae or infections if the spine is rotated far enough that the skin around is broken. In the worst severe cases the damage could result in paraplegia and quadriplegia.
What are the causes?
Spinal rotation can occur from a result of:
- The result of a road traffic accident in which the chassis of the car is damaged and pushes the body out of position
- In physiotherapy, mistreatment of an existing spinal injury during the recovery process could twist the spine further than comfortable and cause lasting damage
- Rotation can also come from assault cases in which the body is manhandled and forced into a position it doesn’t want to be
These are just a few of the causes of rotation. 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 for justice for your injury.
How long does it take to recover?
Time taken to recover from spinal rotation can differ depending on circumstances. Months off work may be required to recover and undergo any physiotherapy, limiting a person’s ability to work which could stretch into the future. 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 help 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. Or 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 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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