Neck and Back Injury

Chula Vista Back Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in an accident, there is the possibility that you have suffered a neck and/or back injury.  Contact the Law Office of David Gutierrez to see what legal relief is available to you.

Accidents can be incredibly disorienting.  Shock and confusion often mask physical injuries.  The well-being of your family is at the forefront of your mind after a serious accident and any discomfort you feel may seem inconsequential.  In some cases neck and back injuries do not exhibit symptoms for several days, weeks, or even months.

Many people make the mistake of not pursuing medical treatment after a potentially damaging accident.  Perhaps they think the injuries are not serious enough to warrant medical treatment.  Sometimes people skip medical treatment because they don’t have insurance.  Neck and back injuries are complex and may require physical therapy, medications, and in some cases even surgery.  The Law Office of David Gutierrez will make sure you get the help you need.

What is a Neck or Back injury?

Serious neck and Back injuries occur when the spinal cord is damaged.  The spinal cord is very delicate structure which begins at base of the brain and runs down the back.  It is is protected by 33 vertebrae connected by ligamentous tissue.  Spinal cord injury is when the vertebrae get out of line or break and pinch the spinal cord.

Symptoms of Neck and Back Injury

Aside from the obvious neck and back pain, neck and back injuries come with a wide range of symptoms.  Some of the symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Numbness or tingling on the fingers and toes
  • Dizziness
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor motor skills
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Loss of sensation
  • Inability to move
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Paralysis

Causes of Neck and Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries are caused traumatic or non-traumatic events.  Non-traumatic neck and back injuries include genetic or slow-developing problems such as arthritis, cancer, inflammation, and degenerative disc disease.  Personal injury accidents, however, usually arise from traumatic injuries.  Traumatic injuries are caused from a sudden blow or jolt that may cause vertebrae to dislocate, crush, compress, or fracture.

Free Neck and Back Injury Consultation

David Gutierrez and his staff are committed to ensuring that you and your family’s needs are met quickly and promptly.  Take the first step and contact us!  Meet with one of our experienced staff for a free consultation and find out how we can help you!