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Jun 12, 2015

Anybody who has ever suffered a neck or back injury knows that the recovery process is a long and arduous journey. It can also be very expensive, which is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Accident victims often do not realize that many symptoms of a neck or back injury may not immediately appear, or may present themselves some time after the accident has taken place.

There are a variety of different treatments for an injured neck or back, depending on the severity of the injury. For example, conservative physical therapy such as chiropractic manipulation or massage is as option, as well as acupuncture. However, for more serious and long-term injuries, facet blocks and epidural injections may be necessary. A facet joint refers to the segments in the spinal column that run from the neck down the length of the back. They are hinges of cartilage that act to keep vertebrae mobile and active, thus allowing people to move about freely. When facet joints are damaged due to injury, facet blocks or epidural injections can be applied to not only isolate the specific injury, but also to reduce long-term pain.

Facet blocks and epidural injections have the advantage of potentially reducing pain without the need for invasive surgery. If facet blocks or epidural injections are not effective in reducing pain and discomfort, you may require a surgical procedure. Before pursuing any medical treatment, consult with a qualified medical professional. Similarly, before you communicate with an insurance company or adjuster, seek the professional counsel of a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles.

For further information or to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers, please contact us at (888) 539-9582 or visit


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