If you have been a victim of a car accident in San Diego, you may be confused about what to do next and how your injuries can influence your general health and wellness. Many individuals suffer serious back injuries in a car accident and this may require back surgery.

Back Surgery Types Post-Accident

There are several different common types of surgery that may be recommended by your doctors if you have been seriously injured in a San Diego car accident. These include:

There are several different common types of surgery that may be recommended by your doctors if you have been seriously injured in a San Diego car accident. These include:

  • Vertebroplasty; where a cement bone mixture is injected into a vertebra to repair your spinal fracture.
  • Discectomy; which is used to remove a herniated disc in your back.
  • Laminectomy; where portions of your lamina covering your spinal cord are taken out to relieve pressure.
  • Spinal fusion; when two or more vertebrae have to be joined together in order to relieve situations of spinal fracture or herniated disc.
  • Kyphoplasty; where a balloon is inserted into a fractured vertebrae to allow bone cement to be injected for future repairs.

All of these types of surgeries can be extremely serious and should only be conducted by a knowledgeable medical professional. Your life may be forever changed in the aftermath of a car accident and dealing with back surgery and the resulting recovery and pain from it can be some of the biggest challenges faced by an accident victim.

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