Do Car Accidents Cause Scoliosis?

Most people probably do not associate the word “scoliosis” with automobile accidents. But the two subjects are more closely related than you may realize. The “all clear” you got from your your nurse many years ago does not preclude the possibility of developing scoliosis later in your adult life. A long list of external factors can cause someone to develop scoliosis, but the condition occurs most frequently during the growth spurt that happens right before puberty. That’s why the link between scoliosis and car accidents is so surprising to many people.

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What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is characterized by a misshapen spine, and many adolescents experience the uncomfortable condition around the time they hit puberty. However, there are other, lesser-known reasons why someone could develop scoliosis. But regardless of how the spinal issue initially developed, it’s a serious medical concern that must be monitored closely.

How does scoliosis develop?

Aside from irregular spinal growth during puberty, scoliosis can also be triggered by a traumatic injury. Additionally, scoliosis can be caused by neuromuscular disorders and birth defects which cause irregular growth and development.

What happens to people with scoliosis? 

With their spine bending irregularly and potentially pressing against vital structures within the body, individuals with scoliosis are susceptible to heart damage, lung damage, back pain, bad posture, and other uncomfortable, potentially life-altering symptoms.  

Can a Car Accident Cause Scoliosis?

In rare cases, traumatic car accidents can cause scoliosis if someone in the accident sustains serious injuries. More commonly, however, car accidents worsen the symptoms associated with a pre-existing case of scoliosis. But whether your scoliosis was caused or worsened by a car accident that was the fault of another driver, it’s vitally important to enlist the help of a proven law firm who can represent you in court as you attempt to recover damages. You will need the help of an experienced law firm if you want to maximize the payout of your personal injury claim.

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Can I Make a Personal Injury Claim Due to Scoliosis? 

Yes, you can file a personal injury claim if you believe your spinal condition was either caused or worsened by a traumatic car accident. Our lawyers will guide you through the complex process, allowing you to regain your composure as you recover from your injury and await compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How do I Prove My Scoliosis Was Caused by an Accident?

You will need medical records with a doctor’s signature that demonstrate how the accident caused or worsened your scoliosis. In other words, you need scientific evidence to prove the validity of your claim. Personal testimony won’t be enough here, as the judge needs definitive proof that the damages you are filing a claim for were caused by the accident in question.

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