How is a spinal cord injury treated?
Spinal cord injuries are very serious — probably the most serious type of injury you can sustain after a head injury. A spinal cord injury can leave you paralysed or cause complications which can lead to death if not treated. If you suspect that you have anything from a whiplash injury in Bohortha to a spinal cord injury, you should see a doctor as soon as you can to get diagnosed. They will be able to work out the best type of treatment for you to ensure that you recover fully and there are no further complications.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Bohortha or a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident which was not your fault, you should be able to claim compensation from the person at fault in order to pay for your medical treatment and any loss of wages due to your recovery time.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team about your spinal cord or whiplash injury and find out how likely it is that you will be able to make a successful claim. If you decide to proceed after this, your injury lawyers will process your whiplash injury in Bohortha claim on your behalf, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Even if you just have a whiplash injury in Bohortha instead of something more serious, there is still a good chance that you will win a compensation claim if you have evidence of the negligence of the other person. If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury, here are some ways in which it might be treated.
It is important that you do not move if you have a spinal cord injury. The injury may well be more serious than you suspect, and moving can cause the injury to get worse or may leave you paralysed. Paramedics will carefully move you to a backboard, which keeps your body straight and stable, and may put a cervical collar on you to prevent you moving your neck. This collar will also help in the case of a whiplash injury in Bohortha.
Steroids may be used to treat a spinal cord injury. A high dose of steroids will be used to bring down inflammation and swelling of the spinal cord, making the injury less severe and decreasing the amount of damage that has already been sustained.
Many types of spinal cord injury will need surgery in order to help the patient recover fully. Your doctor will let you know if you require surgery, which will be used to relieve pressure on the spine, and you may also have metal rods placed in to strengthen the spine and ensure that no further damage occurs.