Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in San Antonio, Texas
Our skilled and compassionate team is proud to offer aggressive representation with a personalized approach. We make our clients feel comfortable with the entire personal injury process by keeping them informed every step of the way.
We understand spinal cord injuries and we make it our mission to fully investigate every aspect of your injury to achieve the maximum available recovery for our clients — both physically and financially.
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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
To have a better understanding of your case, it is important to know some basic details about the spine. While we typically think of our “backbone” as our spine, the 33 bones that make up our backbone are actually called the spinal column. These bones, also called vertebrae, surround and protect the spinal cord. Between each of the 33 bones are fluid-filled discs. These discs support the bones and reduce friction between them. Ligaments, muscles, and tendons all support the spinal column.
The spinal cord, which is typically our main concern, is best explained as a long network of nerves that run the length of the spinal column. The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system that sends signals throughout the body to tell your body to move or to feel sensations. Damage to the spinal cord interrupts these signals and can cause extreme pain, total lack of sensation (paralysis), and many other detrimental medical conditions.
Bodily Functions Controlled by Different Parts of Spinal Cord
Unfortunately, back and spine injuries are common in many of the cases we handle. As a firm that focuses mainly on auto accidents and workplace injuries, we frequently see spine injuries caused by the massive objects and forces involved in automotive or industrial accidents.
The effects of a spinal cord injury can often be catastrophic. The items below are just a few of the many possible effects spinal cord injuries can have.
- Paralysis or loss of sensation in other areas of the body
- Chronic pain
- Cardiovascular problems
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Mild to severe depression
Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries
Many types of spinal cord injury require hospitalization, surgery, and extensive physical therapy such as learning to walk again. Additionally, a person with a serious injury may require prosthetics, crutches, a wheelchair, a ventilator or other expensive equipment.
Cost of Traditional Back Surgery
According to costhelper.com, the cost of surgery for a herniated disc can range from $20,000 to $50,000. This cost can be even higher depending on the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesiologist fee, and the facility fee.
Cost of Laser Spine Surgery
A common type of back surgery for spinal injuries is laser spine surgery. This highly advanced, and minimally invasive surgery can cost $30,000 to $90,000 or more. Furthermore, since this type of surgery is newer and more expensive than traditional surgery, it is usually not covered by insurance. This means that patients must usually cover most, if not all of the cost themselves. Furthermore, this amount does not cover equipment, medications, physical therapy, home modifications, or other costs.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a neck, back, or spine injury you have enough to worry about. Contact us today and get your questions answered. Let us take away as much of your worries as possible while you get back on the road to recovery. For aggressive representation with personalized, compassionate attention, call our office at (210) 404-HURT (4878) or contact us using the form below.