What Is Spondylosis And How Can A Car Accident Affect It?

What Is Spondylosis And How Can A Car Accident Affect It?

Even if your neck wasn’t impacted during your auto accident, you may feel pain as a result of a preexisting condition you weren’t even aware you had.

Spondylosis is a degenerative condition in the spine that may show up as you get older. Most often, the term spondylosis is used to describe osteoarthritis of the spine, but it is also commonly used to describe any manner of spinal degeneration.

In most people after the age of 50, the discs between the vertebrae become less spongy and provide less of a cushion. Bones and ligaments get thicker, encroaching on the space of the spinal canal. The bones of the spine lose their place, sometimes they press on the nerve, which can cause a victim in an auto accident a great deal of pain.

Sometimes, Spondylosis patients have no symptoms until they are in a car accident. Their previously unknown condition causes them to heal slowly or incompletely from their injuries, even with treatment.

The symptoms of cervical Spondylosis include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  •  Headache that may originate in the neck
  • Pain in the shoulder or arms
  • Inability to fully turn the head or bend the neck, sometimes interfering with driving
  • Grinding noise or sensation when the neck is turned

 

If you think you may be suffering from Spondylosis, made worse by a car accident or other injuries from a Georgia car accident, seek medical attention immediately. Then, call Murphy Law Firm to speak with Attorney James Murphy about your rights to financial compensation. We will be glad to answer all of your questions. Call us today for a FREE consultation. 770-577-3020

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