Whiplash and Disc Injury

Neck, Back & Spinal Cord Injury Information – Aurora Whiplash And Disc Injury Attorneys

Back & Neck Injury Cases After an Auto Accident

Automobile accidents injure over 2 million people every year in the United States. These accidents can cause severe back and neck injuries—even at low speeds. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Back and neck injuries can become chronic if not treated quickly.

Whiplash

Many people involved in car accidents experience what is known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is typically an injury to the neck that occurs as a result of the body being whipped forward and then back. This whip-like motion occurs when a vehicle suddenly collides with another vehicle or stationary object. When this happens, the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained. This can cause a myriad of painful and debilitating symptoms requiring months of treatment and even surgery.

Herniated or Bulging Discs

During an automobile accident, the back and spine can be violently shifted out of place. At first, victims may feel fine and may assume that they are uninjured. But over time, this misalignment can create swelling and pressure around the delicate discs of the vertebrae. These herniated or bulging discs will cause extreme pain as they compress the delicate nerves inside the spinal cord. When this occurs, victims may experience pain, numbness in their extremities and even difficulty walking. If not treated quickly, herniated discs can lead to a lifetime of chronic back pain and can significantly impact a person’s day to day activities.

For most minor back and neck injuries resulting from an accident, the injured person is not immediately aware that he has even suffered an injury. It may not be until hours later or even days later, that the symptoms of a back or neck injury become severe enough to require medical treatment. If left untreated or if not treated properly these injuries can worsen and become chronic and debilitating.

If you have been involved in an accident and are experiencing any sort of neck and/or back pain, you should see a physician immediately to get a proper diagnosis and promptly begin treatment. In addition, contact a Colorado personal injury attorney to discuss your case and determine if you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.

We handle whiplash and disc injury claims resulting from car accidentstruck accidentsmotorcycle accidents and construction injuries. For a free consultation about your legal options, contact Dallas Norton at the Norton Law Offices. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.