The thoracic spine is in the middle of the back. Thoracic injuries are less common than cervical and lumbar injuries, but they still happen. They normally do not affect function of the arms or legs like cervical and lumbar injuries, but they can result in severe pain and discomfort.
We Know Neck and Back Injuries
Neck, back and spine injuries are the most common types of injuries that happen in auto accidents. The severity of spinal injuries can range from sprain/strains of the muscles, to herniations of the disc material, to spinal cord damage that results in paralysis.
Most strain/sprain injuries can be treated conservatively with chiropractic care or physical therapy. More significant injuries may require surgery and long-term care.
If you have been experiencing pain for a pronlonged period of time, or if you have symptoms of pain, burning or numbness in your arms or legs then you should ask your doctor to follow up. An MRI or nerve conduction study may reveal that you have injuries that require further treatment.
Compensation for Neck and Back Injuries
If you sustained a neck or back injury due to the negligence of another person, you are entitled to compensation for:
- Reimbursement for the full amount of you medical expenses
- Compensation for past and future earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of household services
- Pain and Suffering
The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better off you will be. Let us immediately start the process of gathering evidence, identifying witnesses, and preparing your claim to maximize the amount of your compensation.
Speak with an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about neck, back and other spine injuries.