Should I Get a Facet Joint Injection After My Injury? More Inside
The pain and trauma associated with a car accident or a slip and fall event can take the wind out of anyone’s sails. In addition, it can lead to a myriad of injuries, especially if your back was impacted, such as in the case of a rear-end collision. The backbone and spine are very sensitive areas of the body given the fact that they house bundles of nerves that go all the way into the brain and other areas of the body. A spinal injury can also cause things like immobility, ongoing chronic pain and even paralysis if not treated extensively and in a timely manner. The joints in the back are particularly affected after a car accident or a slip and fall event at a business establishment, leading to things like slipped or herniated discs, or even vertebral bone fracture. The pain can be unrelenting, and your doctor may recommend a facet joint injection. We’ll explore this type of injection in this post as well as how this injection can impact the value of your injury claim.
Were you injured in an accident and your doctor recommends a facet joint injection? While this may seem like an invasive procedure, we always ask our clients to agree to medical procedures after consulting with us. McCready Law is an established injury law firm serving a countrywide clientele, and we’d love to put our over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience to work for you. If you were hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and are now facing a battery of tests, injections and other treatments and are wondering where you’re going to get the money for all these procedures, give us a call at (773) 823-0298and we’ll be happy to help. We take on all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay a cent until we recover money on your behalf. Call (773) 823-0298 NOW: the call is 100% FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.
Facet Joint Injury After an Accident – How Does It Happen?
Facet joint injuries are very common in car accidents where the car and individual stop suddenly, making the spine elongate and contract suddenly in seconds, leading to the fracture or misalignment of these joints. Facet joints exist in order to modulate or control the extent to which your back moves in any direction. Hyper-extension of your back can cause it to fracture or break, leading to serious health problems and even paralysis. Facet joint injuries happen when the cartilage found in-between these joints get torn, leading to severe pain and inflammation due to bare bones grinding together.
Facet Joint Injection – Should I Get One?
Some patients will get better when administered anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medication. On the other hand, others may need facet joint injections in order to get to the root of the pain and alleviate it by use of steroids. While this seems like an invasive procedure, it’s in your best interests to say YES to such a procedure and trust that your doctor is doing the right thing. The main reason why we as your experienced accident injury attorneys recommend that you agree to this injection is that it will INCREASE the value of your claim as these treatments will be proof to the insurance company that YES, you did indeed suffer a facet joint injury and deserve to have your claim paid out.
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Need more information as well as help when it comes to dealing with the always unreasonable insurance companies? Call our experienced facet joint injury attorneys NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.