Spinal Injury FAQ – Interview with SpineCenterAtlanta
Spinal injuries, or SIs, are among the most serious injuries that a person can sustain in a preventable accident. Consequently, spinal injury victims are often eligible for significant financial compensation after an accident occurs.
The physicians and other medical professionals at SpineCenterAtlanta specialize in treating spinal injuries as well as conditions such as chronic back pain. Founded by orthopedic surgeon James L. Chappuis, MD FACS, SpineCenterAtlanta offers patients state-of-the-art options for the treatment of spinal injuries and other medical issues related to the back. The law firm of Boling Rice, LLC has partnered with SpineCenterAtlanta in order to help educate our clients and visitors about spinal injuries and how they can affect people. These dedicated medical professionals took the time to sit down with us and answer some frequently asked questions about spinal injuries. Below are their responses.
What is a Spinal Injury?
An injury to spinal cord disks, vertebral body, nerve roots, muscle and bone.
How Many People are affected by Spinal Injuries?
8-10 adults in the U.S. will have an addressable back problem.
What are the Possible Complications of an SI?
Nerve damage, disk bulges, which can affect entire muscular system.
What Kinds of Accidents can cause Spinal Injuries?
Trucking accidents, car wrecks, some slips and falls, compressive type falls, overuse, accumulative trauma disorder/poor body mechanics, such as bad posture.
Is Whiplash a Kind of Spinal Injury?
Yes, involving, muscular skeletal system injury, affects nerve roots, and rarely, but sometimes entire spinal cord injuries
What are the Long-Term Consequences of an SI?
Out of work, affects work, living, and play – affects quality of life. A back injury requires maintenance for the rest of a patient’s life.
Can SIs be Treated?
Yes, with Physical Therapy/Rehab, injections, and a last option would be surgery.
5 real “solutions” for back problems:
- Improve flexibility
- Improve strength
- Improve overall fitness level (cardiovascular)
- Improve body mechanics
- Reduce stress
What is the Estimated Cost of Treatment for an SI Patient?
$0 – $100,000
How can a Spinal Injury affect a Victim’s Family?
Stress, loss of income, disability and lifestyle changes or lifestyle restrictions.
Boling Rice, LLC would like to thank the team at SpineCenterAtlanta for answering these questions. We hope that this information will be helpful to anyone who has sustained a spinal injury and their family members. We encourage anyone who has sustained a back injury to contact SpineCenterAtlanta in order to ensure that they receive top-notch medical treatment.
Contact a spinal cord injury attorney at Boling Rice, LLC today to schedule a free consultation
As this information should make clear, spinal cord injuries can be very serious and have the potential to affect victims for the rest of their lives. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 744-0890.
Boling Rice LLC Atlanta
750 Hammond Dr #300
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: (770) 744-0890