Value of a Car Accident Case with Epidural Injections – Normandie
Car accidents are fraught with personal injuries for anyone hit in the crash. There are times when you are hit in a car accident, and it affects your back. You may have injured your spine, backbone, lumbar areas or experienced non-localized pain in the general area of your back. It is difficult to recover quickly from these types of injuries. The recovery process for a back injury takes a long time. The reason being is that your spine is the main support for all of the bones and muscles in your body.
When the spinal area is out of whack, it will definitely prevent you from carrying out your daily routines, and will force you to top in your tracks from the pain. There are many different designations of the spine, and many different ways to describe that area of the body. We will review the spine, the major areas of the spine and discuss epidural injection treatments that you might have in relation to begin the process of healing from a serious car accident.
What Parts of the Spine Are Affected in a Car, Truck or Motorcycle Crash?
We are glad to answer this question. But first, let’s do a quick review of the various parts of the spine in plain and simple language. The spine has three curves to it that make it a natural S-shape on your back. This absorbs injuries that you may experience where you are the victim of a trauma, such as a car accident. The components of your spine are:
- Facet joints
- Spinal cord
- Soft tissues
What Do the “L” and Numbers of the Spine Actually Mean Anyway?
This is another great question, and there is an easy answer. The spine is labeled easily for reference to the specific areas that have sustained an injury. In the past, or in reference to your current personal injuries, you may have heard reference to L1 or L3, or T5 in reference to an injury sustained to your spine. Let’s look at what these letters and numbers mean, as they reference the spine, to get a clear understanding of what areas of the back are affected by your injury.
The Five Spinal Segments Explained for Everyone
There are five spinal segments of the spine. They are actually very easy to keep straight. Here, the letter corresponding to the name of the segment describes where it is located in the body. The number referenced next to the letter tells the specific region pinpointed in the body, as is referenced for the area of pain.
The Cervical or neck area of the spine (C1 to C7) attaches your neck to the spine and is at the very top of the spine.
The Thoracic or middle back spine (T1 to T12) attaches the rib cage to the spine.
The Lumbar or lower back spinal area (L1 to L5) supports the spine and helps you bend and lift things in your daily life.
The Sacrum or hip area (S1 to S5) supports the pelvis in your body.
The Coccyx or tailbone have four vertebrae that are attached and fused as one piece, to make up the bottom of the spine and aid your bodily movements.
Now those symbols and numbers referencing the spine are much clearer! If your physician begins to refer to your back injury and talks about L1 or L3, then your injury is in the lumbar or lower back region. This is the region you will receive in injection of an epidural steroid. By contrast, if your physician discusses C1 or C2 areas of damage in your spine, this refers to the neck area. A referral of T7 refers to the thoracic or middle back area and so on.
1, 2 or 3 Epidural Injection Given in the Lumbar Area of the Spine
Your car accident has hurt your spine, and you may be in excruciating pain as a result of the car crash. Epidural steroid injections are often given to people in their lumbar spinal area, as a way to relieve pain. This is considered a non-invasive treatment for serious lower back pain after a car accident. If you are given epidural steroid injections, it may help the experience of strong and powerful pain that radiates out to your body because of a back injury after a car crash. The epidural steroid injections will reduce pain, offer your body a chance to heal, and allow you to begin the physical therapy that you will eventually need to recover from your injury.
You will be given 1, 2, 3 or more epidural steroid injections in the course of your pain management treatment after your car crash. It is recommended that you can only get 3 to 6 epidural steroid injections in the course of one year. These injections may help stop the pain when given only 1 injection. But for pain that persists, this is considered a chronic condition, and more injections spread out over time need to be considered as a viable pain relief plan. If you have been told by your doctor that you will need to be given epidural steroid injections, you need to call us to discuss your case immediately. Your request for a lawyer will be honored when you give us a call. You will have the opportunity to sit down with an attorney to go over the serious nature of the recommendation by your doctor to start the course of receiving epidural steroid injections.
The Risks of Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections are a pain relief management plan of treatment. Even though this treatment is minimally invasive to your body and not a surgical procedure, there are risks associated with these injections. The risks and side effects of epidural steroid injections are:
- Pain in the injection area
- Feeling flushed
- Developing insomnia
- Increase in blood sugar
- Infection in the injection area
- Allergies to the medication
- Bleeding disorders
- Issues with the local anesthetic (numbing agent)
If you are told by your doctor that you need an epidural steroid injection, you may be looking at ongoing back pain. You will want to give us a call right away. It will be important for you to recover the full amount of a settlement, to cover your medical expenses over time as you heal from your personal injuries. We are here to initiate your lawsuit, and to get you back the money you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other losses and damages related to your accident. It is time to talk to a lawyer with experience in settling cases with people who have serious back injuries.
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Facet Block Injection for Back Pain Relief
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may have injured your back to the point where you need a facet block injection. The facet block injection is an injection that is similar to an epidural steroid injection. The difference in the facet block injection is that the injection is focused on the joints connecting the vertebrae. The facet joint injection goes directly into the facet joint, whereas epidural steroid injections go into the spine closer to the irritated nerves. This facet joint injection is given with local anesthesia.
If you have been injured in a car accident and your back is giving you excruciating pain, you may be referred by your doctor to have a facet joint injection. This injection will show that your pain is serious and will need other pain management to help you to fully heal. If you have been in this situation, you need to give us a call today to discuss your case. We would like to sit down with you, and go over the finer details of your claim. Gather your paperwork, and sit down with lawyers who can help with getting you the money that you need to cover all of the expenses that you are expected to have once you have this type of back injury.
Trigger Point Injections Necessitating from a Truck Accident or Motorcycle Accident
People who have suffered a back injury as the result of an accident with a truck or motorcycle often need a trigger point injection in their back for pain. A trigger point itself is a localized muscle spasm, where the muscles contract or pinch on themselves. This pinching of the muscles causes lowered oxygen in the muscle area, prolongs healing, and often requires a trigger point injection.
The trigger point injection is a type of anesthetic or numbing agent that is injected into the trigger points causing trouble in your back. It is a type of steroid that is injected to determine if it can help identify the exact area where your back pain is radiating into your body. The trigger point injection is performed when the physician finds the trigger point, and puts a steroid into that region of the back. Your discharge paperwork will ask you to jot down when the pain comes and goes. This will help to know when you will need another dosage of the medication. If the pain comes back stronger after a trigger point injection, this is actually a normal occurrence.
Back injuries after a car accident with a truck or motorcycle are rarely easy to diagnose injuries. During the accident, your back took a beating, and now needs a long time to repair itself. You may need to have injections, steroid medication or physical therapy for the foreseeable future, based on the severity of your injuries.
You could not have predicted this accident with a truck or motorcycle. No one can really predict an accident before it occurs. We think that it is important for you to heal your back, and we want to talk to you about your claim. Look, we offer a highly experienced attorney in Los Angeles, who is ready to talk to you and consult with you on how to win this case to a successful conclusion.
How Much Do These Cases Settle for with a Steroid Injection Diagnosis?
If you have been involved in a truck or motorcycle accident, you may be wondering, “Can I sue?” The answer to this question is simple. Yes, the answer is affirmed, and we can sue on your behalf in this case. The cases with steroid injection diagnoses can settle for upwards of $200,000 to $600.000 and up.
Average Demand for Settlement with Epidural Injections
The average demand for a case with epidural injections is around $300,000. Each case is different, and the facts of the case will determine the ultimate worth of that case. If you have been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident and sustained a serious back injury that requires steroid injections, you need to give us a call today. You can trust our Los Angeles case lawyers can file a lawsuit for recovery reimbursement for lost wages, personal damages and everything else in your personal life that cannot be now performed on account of your serious back injury.
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Welcome to our law firm. We are excited to work with you, and to give you access to our case attorneys in Los Angeles who can sue on your behalf in a case such as this one. We understand that a serious back injury after a car, truck or motorcycle accident can be a life changing event. You will need to be back to the doctor’s office frequently, and to physical therapy to help manage the pain you are probably feeling in your back. You need to discuss this case with an attorney who understands how to win the case, hands down, to get you the money you need to cover your lost wages, medical expenses and emotional distress over the incident.
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