Spine and Spinal Cord Injury

Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates has doctors & nurses on staff who use their medical and legal background to assist clients throughout Massachusetts with serious injury claims, including spine and spinal cord injury.

Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Are Not the Same Thing

A spine injury or back injury often refers to a ruptured disk, pinched nerve, or broken vertebrae. A spinal cord injury refers to an injury to the spinal cord itself (which is a cord approximately 18 inches long that extends from the base of the brain to the waist and is protected by vertebrae. In addition, a spinal cord injury (sometimes simply referred to as a spinal injury) also refers to an injury to the spinal nerves.

Injury to the spinal cord often results in paralysis. One of the most well-known individuals who suffered from a spinal cord injury was Christopher Reeves. Spinal cord injury is often caused from car accidents, slip and falls, or other trauma to the back and spine.

If you have questions concerning the nature and extent of injuries from your accident including any back or spinal cord injury, please schedule a free confidential consultation from an attorney who is uniquely qualified to assist you with your head injury claim, by calling 617-720-0176 or toll free 800-LAWYERS, e-mailing us , or filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.