Not everyone who suffers a spinal injury will be paralysed to some degree afterwards. It depends on how the injury occurs, which part of the spine is affected and the type of injury that is sustained. In some cases, someone might suffer a spinal injury and be affected by ongoing spinal injury pain. This may last for days, weeks, months or even be permanent, depending on what happened to them.
There may be a possibility of learning how to manage and minimise the pain suffered. Seeking medical advice for your injury is a priority immediately after you have the accident. Indeed, you should call 999 and ensure you are taken to hospital with the suspicion of having a spinal injury. This allows you to be immobilised and assessed properly without the risk of complicating or aggravating any injury you may have.
Coping with spinal injury pain
This type of pain is sometimes referred to as neuropathic pain. It can occur when the brain receives ‘faulty’ messages from the nerves that were injured when a person has suffered an injury to their spinal cord. It is also possible to suffer pain from a spinal injury even if you still have full mobility and no paralysis at all.
If you have any pain following a spinal injury, you should seek advice and support from your medical team, consultant or GP. They can often advise what you can do to limit the pain, or limit the way it affects you.
Are you wondering whether a no-win, no-fee* compensation claim could be a possibility?
Many people call Accident Advice Helpline following an injury that causes them spinal injury pain. It’s easy to ring on 0800 689 0500, and you can even use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993 if you prefer. When you speak to an experienced advisor, you can get a better idea of whether you could receive compensation stemming from your accident.
The issue of negligence on the part of a third party is the issue to be resolved here. One of our solicitors may agree to take on your case if you have good evidence that points to negligent behaviour or actions on the part of someone else, and those actions led to your accident and injury taking place. Be sure to ring us or take the 30-second test here now.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Spinal injury claims