Recovery from a spinal injury frequently involves a long and challenging process that varies greatly depending on the severity of the injury and the individual’s overall health.
Here is a general overview of the typical course of recovery for an accident victim with a spinal injury:
Acute Phase: This phase typically lasts for a few days to a few weeks immediately following the injury. During this time, the individual is likely hospitalized, receiving treatment to stabilize their spine and health, such as surgery or medication. The victim will also undergo imaging tests, such as MRI / CT scans to determine the extent of the injury and develop a treatment plan.
Rehabilitation Phase: Once the individual is stable, they will begin a rehabilitation program. This will involve physical and occupational therapy, and other forms of treatment to help improve mobility, and strength. The goal is to help the individual regain as much independence and quality of life as possible.
Long-Term Recovery: Spinal injuries may have long-lasting effects, so the individual may need ongoing support and care to manage their condition. This may include ongoing physical therapy, pain management, and other treatment to help improve quality of life.
The course of recovery for an accident victim with a spinal is often a long and challenging process. With the right care and support, many individuals are able to regain some level of function and independence and lead fulfilling lives.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury as a result of someone else’s conduct and fault, contact my office immediately for a free consultation.