Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Whiplash, sustained in a car accident or truck accident, can cause severe neck pain. If imaging shows no neck injury, your doctor will first recommend treatment through non-invasive measures. These treatments offer remediation for soft tissue injuries and include:

behavior modification
physical therapy
chiropractic adjustment
injections into the joint

If the pain does not abate through any of [...]

Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina, two small bones that make up a vertebra in your back. It is often necessary for relief for a herniated disc, especially trauma-induced herniated discs. Approximately 75% of all patients who undergo a laminectomy will experience significant relief of symptoms and improvement in function.
Risks for spine surgery are:

Infection [...]

A herniated disc is a disc that slips out of place or ruptures. The spinal disc is a soft cushion that sits between each vertabrae of the spine. A herniated disc occurs when the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebra is pushed outside its normal position, pinching the spinal nerves that are very close [...]

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects.

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