However, as many people find, the extent of the injures suffered in the accident may not be immediately known. As time went by you may have started to experience back pain, tingling and muscle weakness. These may be symptoms of spinal cord compression, a serious condition that can lead to life altering ramifications.
Spinal cord compression is caused when the nerves passing through the spinal cord become compressed. It can be caused by broken bones, severe spinal injury, a herniated disc or blood accumulation.
If you think that you have suffered spinal cord compression, you should look for symptoms, such as back pain, abnormal sensations, weakness in the muscles and possible bladder and bowel control problems.
This type of injury can affect everyday activities from household chores to your ability to perform your duties at work, which could lead to a loss of wages. You should know that you may be entitled to compensation.
If you are suffering from spinal cord compression as a result of a car, motorcycle or truck accident, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 350-8888.