Video Summary

  • After an accident, seeing a spine specialist is crucial if you've sustained an injury to your spine.
  • If an emergency room visit results in a fracture diagnosis, it's imperative to consult a specialist immediately.
  • A more complex situation arises when there's no fracture, and you're sent home with pain medication and muscle relaxers.
  • Continuing to rely solely on pain medication without addressing the underlying issue can be detrimental both medically and legally.
  • Warning signs that demand immediate attention include numbness or tingling in extremities, which may necessitate further diagnostic scans and specialist consultation.
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Kevin McManus is an accident injury and disability lawyer in Kansas City, MO, and Overland Park, KS