Back and neck pain can significantly impact your quality of life. Just like any other medical condition, it is in your best interest to seek treatment for neck and back injuries. One common type of treatment for these injured body parts is chiropractic care and treatment. Although chiropractic medicine can be beneficial, there are risks that could leave patients seriously injured.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on issues with the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the impact of these issues on general health. Chiropractic care and treatment is generally used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain in the joints of the arms or legs
Chiropractors practice a hands-on approach to health care that includes examination, diagnosis and treatment. They do not prescribe medication. One of the most common therapeutic procedures performed by chiropractors is spinal manipulation (often referred to as “chiropractic adjustments”). While these manipulations can provide pain relief, they can also result in serious injuries.
Common Injuries Suffered from Chiropractic Care
The most serious and common injury that can be sustained by patients as a result of chiropractic manipulation is stroke. Other potential injuries that can result from chiropractic procedures include:
- Pinched arteries
- Spinal stenosis
- Frequent headaches
- Numbness/tingling of limbs
- Facial paralysis
Chiropractic adjustments of the mid and lower back can also result in serious injuries such as:
- Bone-weakening disease
- Disc herniation
- Muscle weakness
- Bladder and bowel paralysis
All of these injuries are serious and life altering. If they result from sub-standard medical care and treatment from a chiropractor, it might warrant a lawsuit. Similar to other medical malpractice cases, there are statute of limitations, which is why you should seek immediate legal help after an injury.
Call an Orange County Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement after suffering a serious chiropractic injury due to substandard care.
If you or a loved one has been harmed or injured by the negligent acts of a doctor chiropractor, you deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with one of our Orange County chiropractic malpractice attorneys today.
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