Is spinal fusion surgery for you? Take a closer look.

Have you been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident in Southern California? If so, then you may have back and neck injuries, spinal injuries, nerve injuries, and even walk away in serious pain with a herniated disc.

The first step after being involved and injured in an Orange County car accident is to seek medical care. You need to make sure your injuries are being treated as well as documented in case you have a legal case against the negligent driver.

If a doctor tells you that you need spinal fusion surgery, make sure they have conducted an X-ray, CT scan, MRI test, and even a diskogram test before agreeing to the procedure. You may even want to get a second opinion before undergoing surgery of this nature. However, sometimes this surgery is necessary and could help lessen the back pain you are experiencing.

Spinal fusion surgery fuses together two or more vertebrae with small pieces of bone. The surgeon also inserts metal hardware to stabilize the spine. The bone can either come from your own body or a cadaver. There are positive and negative effects of each choice. Consult your doctor to find out which option is best for you.

Following the surgery, the pressure you were feeling on your spinal cord may be relieved. However, many patients of this surgery still have back pain and require a second surgery. A successful surgical outcome usually depends on your physical health prior to the procedure.linked to a successful surgery outcome. Risks of the surgery include: chronic pain, failed surgery, rejection of bone graft, nerve injury, and infection.

Call the Law Office of John P. Burns at (877) 320-1338 to speak with a knowledgeable Orange County accident attorney if you are suffering from spinal injury. You may have a legal case against the negligent driver who hit you, and could receive compensation for your damages. Visit our website to get your FREE copy of John Burns’s book, 9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Vehicle Accident Case.

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