Category: Personal Injury

Questions to Ask After a Spinal Injury

Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm

Medicine has come a long way, but some injuries are more difficult to treat than others. For instance, doctors might not have all the answers after a spinal cord injury. Though that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask questions. It’s best to be prepared with specific spinal injury questions to learn as much as you can about the injury, treatment, and recovery.

If your spinal injury is another person’s fault, talk with back and spinal injury lawyer as soon as possible. With offices in Hobbs, NM, Odessa, TX, and San Antonio, you can reach Kemmy Law Firm at (210) 735-2233 or online.

There’s no risk in calling because we offer free initial consults, and are only paid when you recover compensation

Questions to Ask After a Spinal Injury

The more information you have, the better prepared you can be. Spinal cord injuries vary significantly and no two injuries are exactly alike.

Answers to these questions can inform you on the possibilities, likely outcomes, and possible risks.

  • Has my injury affected my spinal cord or only my vertebrae?
  • Where is the injury located on my spine?
  • How severe is the spinal cord injury—is the cord damaged, partially severed, or fully severed?
  • What is my ASIA/ISCoS score?
  • What is my neurological level?
  • What kind of treatment do you recommend?
  • Will additional treatments be necessary or likely down the road?
  • What are the most common complications of treatment?
  • Do I need physical therapy?
  • What is the goal of physical therapy?
  • Is paralysis permanent?
  • How do I prevent muscle loss when I can’t move certain limbs?
  • What secondary symptoms of the spinal cord injury should I expect?
  • Is there anything I can do to mitigate the risk of secondary symptoms or complications?
  • Should I expect blood circulation or respiratory problems?
  • Will I be incontinent?
  • Will I be able to have sex?
  • Will I be able to have children?
  • Will I need medications?
  • How do I manage the pain?
  • How does nerve pain differ from other forms of pain?
  • How long will it take for me to recover as fully as possible?
  • Will a spinal cord injury impact any of my other organs?
  • What should I start doing right now to support my recovery?

Don’t be afraid to come to your doctor with a list of questions. Your medical provider should be available to have a thorough discussion with you about your injury, possible treatments, and your road to recovery.

Treating Spinal Cord Injuries in the Permian Basin

There are various experienced physicians at the medical facilities in or near Odessa and Midland, TX. Depending on your spinal injury, you’ll likely need to work with a neurosurgeon, physical therapists, and other specialists. The area surrounding Hobbs, NM, also has its fair share of spinal injury physicians and facilities.

Unsure of How to Pay for Spinal Injury Treatment?

When you suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident, and you have to figure out how you’re going to pay for all the bills. We recommend giving Kemmy Law Firm a call at (210) 735-2233.

We are highly experienced in handling accident claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries. With over 50 years of combined legal experience and millions recovered for our clients, we will gather evidence and identify who was at fault. From there, we will represent you in pursuing full compensation for your injuries. While your case is ongoing, we’ll help you address your medical bills and avoid getting sent to collections.

Call for a free consultation with a compassionate and dedicated personal injury lawyer.

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