New Mexico Back & Spine Injuries

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Back and spine injuries often occur in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and bicycle or pedestrian accidents. Goodwin Law Office's personal injury lawyer has represented hundreds of clients in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho with back and spine injuries. He has helped victims with injuries ranging from minor whiplash injuries to very serious spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis.

About Back Injuries

Back injuries can cause problems anywhere from the neck to the tailbone. These can be some of the most painful and debilitating types of injuries and can have a huge impact on victims. They can even prevent them from working or enjoying even the simplest parts of life.

To be considered a back injury, the injury must affect one or all of the following areas:

  • The bones and joints of the spine (vertebrae).
  • The discs that separate the vertebrae.
  • The muscles and ligaments that hold the spine together.

Severe back injuries can result from car accidents, falls from significant heights, or direct blows to the back or the top of the head. If your injury was caused by the negligent behavior or willful misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation. This can help cover medical expenses that helped treat your injury or wages lost while you were recovering.

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Sudden & Acute Injuries

Back and spine pain from an injury may be sudden and severe. Bruising and swelling may develop soon after the injury.

Acute injuries to the back and spine include:

  • An injury to the ligaments or muscles in the back, such as a sprain or a strain.
  • A fracture or dislocation of the spine.
  • A torn or ruptured disc.
  • Compression of nerves in the lower back.

Symptoms of a serious spinal cord injury immediately following a back injury, may include:

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control.
  • Weakness in the legs.
  • Numbness or tingling in the lower body and legs.

Living With a Back Injury

If you have a back injury, get medical treatment for relief from your pain. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, or chiropractic therapy.

There are also other things you can do to help reduce your back pain such as:

  • Maintain an ideal body weight to reduce the strain on your lower back.
  • Practice good posture and body mechanics.
  • Adjust your car seat so that you are not reaching for the steering wheel when you drive. Your arms should be in a slightly flexed, comfortable position.
  • Always wear your seatbelt while you are in a motor vehicle.
  • Home exercises and stretching, under guidance from a doctor or therapist.

These activities can help you recover more quickly from injuries and decrease your chances of having chronic pain from your back injury.

Contact Goodwin Law Office For Help

At Goodwin Law Office's Rio Rancho and Albuquerque locations, you can be assured that your needs will be heard. Rio Rancho injury lawyer Brad Goodwin has over 25 years of experience giving legal advice to clients with back and spine injuries. He understands how you feel when you have a serious back or spine injury, and knows how it can affect your daily activities. Mr. Goodwin is well-versed with how to properly present the details of your back injury to an insurance adjuster or in court.

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