Your spinal cord is supported and protected by the spine. The spine is made up of 23 vertebrae that interlock via bone protrusions (facets), muscles, ligaments and discs. A compression fracture occurs when the vertebrae are squeezed, compressed and ultimately broken down to a smaller height.Being spinal cord injury lawyers in San Diego, we know that one of the more common causes of compression fractures is car accidents. A rear-end car accident or side-impact auto accident could cause enough trauma to lead to a broken back or serious spinal cord injury. A slip and fall accident, in which the person lands on his or her feet or buttocks, can also cause a compression fracture.
Compression Fracture Symptoms
- Pain in the lower back is a good indicator of a compression fracture, but there may also be pain in the upper back or neck. Still, some people have hip, abdominal or thigh pain.
- Numbness, tingling, and weakness could indicate a compression of the nerves at the compression fracture site.
- Urinary incontinence (losing control of or inability to control ones urinating). If this symptom occurs, the compression fracture may be causing pressure on the spinal cord.
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Since 1992, the San Diego spinal cord injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been assisting injured persons just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their paralysis and spinal cord injuries. Michael A. Pines, our firms founder, is a former insurance company lawyer and he knows how the insurance companies work. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but our experience can, however, help guide you through the process.You should not have to feel lost or scared about stepping up to insurance companies or even recovering what you lost if you suffer from spinal cord injuries or paralysis, as well as any other secondary condition. Thats what were here forto help you recover all that you are entitled to in a personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress.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 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experiencedspinal cord injurylawyer 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.