A new study that was recently published in the Journal of Spinal Disorder & Techniques examined the effectiveness of MRI in identifying spinal trauma in patients. The researchers reviewed 21 acute spinal trauma and 14 non-traumatic spine surgery patients’ records in the study, while two neuro-radiologists randomly evaluated the patients’ MRIs. The researchers found that the MRI had very good results in detecting the presence of a spinal injury but poor results in targeting the specific type of injury present and its exact location.
What this means is that when someone suffers a spinal injury in an accident, an MRI is a good diagnostic tool to rule out possible spinal trauma. However, it is not a good tool to use to determine whether surgery or any other treatment is appropriate. Other tests should be conducted before making any spinal injury treatment decisions.
The spinal cord one of the most important parts of the body because it:
When your spinal cord is injured, even moderately, you can suffer severe consequences.
Many individuals who injure their spine do so in an auto accident or other serious mishap that may not have been their fault. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, the team at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation for spinal cord injury victims who suffer:
Spinal cord injuries are serious and can result in a lifetime of special needs and care. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, the Gilleon Law Firm, APC can offer you vigorous representation and counsel to fight for appropriate compensation.