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Spine injuries are a major risk in motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle crashes can be devastating in part due to a high risk of spine injuries. The spine, a complex structure of vertebrae, discs, and nerves, is vulnerable to several types of trauma in such accidents.

Following are some spine injuries that can occur in a motorcycle accident Unfortunately, they can require long-term medical care and pose lifelong complications.

Whiplash injuries

A rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck, such as often happens in a traffic collision, can cause whiplash, leading to pinched nerves in the cervical spine. Symptoms may include neck pain and stiffness, headaches and dizziness.

Herniated discs

The force of impact in a motorcycle crash can cause the discs between the vertebrae to bulge or rupture, pressing on spinal nerves. It can cause excruciating pain, limb numbness or weakness and may impact mobility and independence.

Compression fractures

The spine can only absorb so much force before something goes wrong. During a crash, force exerted on the spine could lead to small cracks or fractures in the vertebrae, potentially causing severe pain and limited mobility.

Spinal cord injuries

An injury of the spinal cord can obstruct communication from the brain to the body, often leading to partial or complete paralysis. The extent of injury depends on the location and severity of the trauma, but many people face lifelong medical costs and physical hardships.

Expect high medical costs

Treatment for spine injuries can be prohibitively expensive. It often involves a combination of medication, physical therapy and possibly even surgery to stabilize the spine and alleviate symptoms. Patients may also need assistive devices to help them adapt to changes in mobility and function.

Your Louisiana accident claim can help you manage these and other injury costs. Consider having legal guidance to help you seek maximum financial compensation.