Car Accident and Back Injury Attorney in Douglasville, Georgia
A common back injury called Spondylolisthesis can be caused by three things: You’re either born with it, is a degenerative condition, or is caused by a trauma, such as an auto accident or fall.
What happens in the vertebra slide forward (anterolisthesis) or backward (retrolisthesis), and this causes the injured person serious back pain.
Depending on the grade of the spondylolisthesis, you may need to do more than just at-home exercises, as recommended by some doctors. If you are experiencing back pain after an accident, it is very important to get check out right away by a doctor.
You may have questions about how to pay your medical bills for your sustained injuries from the accident. If you do, call Murphy Law Firm for a free consultation.
You know over the years we’ve represented people with different types of back injuries. We’ve had a number of clients that have had a specific diagnosis with something called spondylolisthesis.
Spondylolisthesis is basically the slippage of vertebrae. When the vertebrae slip forward, doctors call this anterolisthesis. When the vertebrae slip backwards, this is known as retrolisthesis.
There are three known main causes for this type of injury. Some people are just born with it. Others can have it brought on by trauma, through a fall or sometimes a car accident. Sometimes it can just be brought on by degenerative means or just aging over time. The only way to know if you have this condition is through a study such as an X-ray or MRI.
Once a doctor sees what’s going on and diagnoses you with it, he can properly treat you for this type of injury. There are various grades of spondylolisthesis. Doctors often grade it grade 1, grade 2, 3 or 4. Generally the higher the number the more serious the condition is.
If you’re suffering from back pain from a car accident or work injury, it’s wise to get checked out right away to see if you may have this condition. You may want to schedule a free consultation with an injury attorney to discuss your legal rights and options and how to protect yourself in the event you’ve been in a car accident that was not your fault. Feel free to call us for a free consultation at 770-577-3020.
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