The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have represented many car accident victims over the past 24 years for their personal injury claims. The majority of the injury claims associated with traffic accidents are neck and back injuries. The most common type of injury is what is commonly known as whiplash. During an accident the neck and back are whipped back and forth resulting in injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck and back. These injuries commonly result in pain in the neck and back areas, and often the tight muscles in the neck will result in headaches for the injured party. Treatment for these injuries is normally physical therapy that takes place normally for 6 weeks for about 3 times a week. Massage, heat treatment, ultra sound, electrical stimulation and adjustments to the spine are some of the treatments used to get the injured party better. Often times the injured party may have pain that radiates from their neck into their arms accompanied by numbness or tingling in the hands and arms. Other parties have pain that radiates from the low back into the legs accompanied by numbness or tingling in the feet or legs. Sometimes the injured party’s legs will give out when walking. Both of these symptoms in the neck and back indicate that the injured party has a herniated disc in their neck or back which requires more serious treatment. We will discuss these alternative treatments further next week.
If you have had an auto accident and are experiencing neck and back pain, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office . They will make sure you receive the medical treatment and monies for the inuries you have suffered.