Trauma and Lumbar Spinal Injuries

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature for Personal Injury Lawyers

Publisher: Medifocus Legal
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 90

Trauma to the lumbar spine is relatively common and can occur from a variety of traumatic events including sports injuries, workplace injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. Although the onset and clinical course of back pain has been well documented for both sports-related and occupation-related injuries, surprisingly, less is known about the contribution of other types of trauma, particularly traffic accidents, to the development of lower back pain with little information about its prognosis and long-term impact on overall health and quality of life. What is clear, however, is that is that back injuries are common during motor vehicle accidents and that the impact strains the ligaments and back muscles with the facet joints bearing the blunt of the force. This can result in a broad range of injuries including disc herniation, ligament sprains, muscle strains, compression fractures, and spondylolisthesis. Medical treatment and rehabilitation of back injuries is often costly, ranging from a few thousand dollars to well over $100,000.

Trauma and Lumbar Spinal Injuries is a one-of-a-kind reference Guide to the medical literature for accident and personal injury lawyers who are frequently involved in litigating back injury cases resulting from a preceding traumatic event. The Guide consists of 96 hand-picked journal article references indexed in MEDLINE that focus on a broad spectrum of important issues that arise from trauma-related back injuries, particularly motor vehicle accidents. The Guide is intended to serve as a valuable resource for attorneys who are routinely called upon to establish a causative link between a traumatic event and an injury to the lumbar spine and must seek compensation for their client’s injury, including medical expenses, pain & suffering, and lost wages.

Trauma and Lumbar Spinal Injuries is a one-of-a-kind literature reference Guide that includes:

  • A comprehensive bibliography of 96 journal article references indexed in MEDLINE published in well respected medical and scientific journals.
  • Online access to the abstracts (summaries) of the articles.
  • Online access to the free full-text version of 12 articles.
  • Links to full-text sources of other articles that are available for purchase directly from individual journal publishers.
  • A unique “Author Directory” consisting of the names and institutional affiliations of experts who have published and have specialized knowledge about Trauma and Lumbar Spinal Injuries. The “Author Directory” is a valuable resource for quickly identifying and locating experts for case reviews, opinions, and testimony.

Select examples of topics that are covered by the articles referenced in this Guidebook include:

  • Structural etiology of chronic low back pain due to motor vehicle collisions.
  • Frequency of radiculopathies in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Abnormal findings on MRI in motor vehicle accident patients with low back pain.
  • Risk of low back pain in people admitted to a hospital fro traffic accidents or falls.
  • Evidence-based diagnosis, treatment, and complications of adult lumbar disk herniation.
  • Low back pain originating from the lumbar facet joints.
  • Minor trauma and low back injuries.
  • Nerve root injuries in patients with chronic low back pain.
  • Low back pain disability: relative costs by industry group and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Emergency room diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
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