Our spinal cord injury attorneys in San Diego know that sometimes a car accident can cause spinal cord injuries that require this or another type of spinal cord surgery. The car accident can lead to deterioration of the vertebrae which can cause permanent back pain. Slippage of bones can result in spinal misalignment which can cause spinal nerves to become trapped. All of these conditions can cause back and leg pain.If the car accident causes a herniated disc or slipped disc, spinal fusion surgery is one option to correct.
What Is Spinal Fusion?
Spinal fusion is surgerical form ofspinal cord injury treatment in which one or more of the vertebrae are united so motion cannot happen between them. The concept of fusion is similar to the concept of welding in construction, but spinal fusion surgery does not weld the vertebrae right away during the surgery.Bone grafts (taking the bone from one part of the body to the affected area) are placed around the spine during surgery. The body then heals the grafts over several months similar to the healing of a fracture which joins or welds the vertebrae together.Spinal fusion surgery relieves pain by fusing the spine where bones are slipped or the discs or joints are damaged. This could be due to irritated nerve endings around the disc, bone or joints.In worse cases, spinal nerves in certain regions of the spine can actually be trapped. By eliminating motion across the damaged level, pain can be reduced. A solid bridge of bone fusion prevents motion that would usually take place at the space of the disc and in spinal joints.
How Long Is The Recovery Process For Spinal Fusion?
The length of time required to recover can vary. Recovery can be as short as four to six weeks for a single fusion in a healthy young patient to as much as four to six months for a more extensive surgery in an older patient. In addition to activity restriction, sometimes a brace is used immediately after the operation.
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Since 1992, the spinal cord injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been assisting injured persons in San Diego just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their paralysis and spinal cord injuries. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but dont worry because our experience can help guide you through the process.Were here to help you recover all the money you are entitled to in a personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress. Our spinal cord injury attorneys in San Diego are dedicated and determined to help you obtain fair and just compensation so that you and your family can recover and move on to a bigger and brighter future.If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-800-655-6585 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.