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Car accident attorney Chicago – laminectomy procedure

December 21, 2011

Post-accident lumbar laminectomy procedure

Generally speaking, nerves are how our body and mind communicate with each other. The spine has 33 bones or vertebras. Between each vertebra is a cushion or intervertebral disc. nerves run through these bones. nerve roots extend out of the holes in these bones.

Decompression Laminectomy Surgery After a Car Accident 

When discs are compressed as a result of a car accident, the disc can herniate or bulge and pressure the nerve root. The compressed nerve can cause severe pain. The pain is relieved through surgery.
One type of surgery is s “decompressive laminectomy procedure” which includes the removal of the lamina to or a bulging disc or herniated disc that is compressing the nerve root or spinal cord.
A laminectomy means the removal of the lamina portion of the disc that is pressing on the nerve.  Once the pressure is removed from the nerve root, pain should decrease or be eliminated. 

A lumbar and cervical laminectomy surgery both involve risks or complications that should be discussed with your physician before surgery.

How A personal injury attorney to recover damages after your car accident

A personal injury attorney can help you recover damages for the pain, the surgery, the post-recovery therapy, the lost wages, the loss of normal life, permanent loss of function. experience with insurance companies, defense firms, and witnesses may help maximize your damages. 
If your doctor has recommended a laminectomy procedure to remove the lamina of a disc in your car accident it could be your doctor thinks the crash caused your injuries. You can find out for sure by contacting an Illinois personal injury lawyer. 

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