If you were injured due to the negligence of another person, it is critical that you obtain an accurate diagnosis of your injury. Diagnostic testing is particularly important for those who have sustained neck, back and spinal cord injuries. When your doctor is able to make a clear determination about what is causing your pain, a skilled Connecticut back injury lawyer at our law firm can seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
The Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC offers free initial consultations to discuss your injuries. We can also answer your questions about the different types of diagnostic tests you may undergo. To schedule your free initial consultation, please contact a spine injury attorney in Bridgeport online.
Common Types of Diagnostic Testing
Neck and back pain can be diagnosed in a number of ways. We provide comprehensive representation to back and spinal cord injury victims, pointing them in the direction of qualified medical professionals who can provide a trustworthy diagnosis. Please talk to our personal injury attorneys if you have questions about any of the following types of diagnostic tests:
- CAT (Computer Assisted Tomography) scan: A CAT scan will take about 30 minutes to one hour. The patient lies on a table. The table slides into a scanner that rotates and takes pictures. CAT scans show bones and soft tissues. One benefit of a CAT scan is that sections of the spine can be looked at separately. CAT scans can also show disc problems, bone problems, bone spurs and joint enlargements.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan: Similar to a CAT scan, an MRI takes about 30 minutes to one hour, and the patient lies on a table that slides into a machine. People who may be claustrophobic can opt for an open MRI rather than closed. An MRI shows changes in ligaments and other soft tissues, as well as water loss in discs, facet joint enlargement, herniated discs and stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal.
- EMG (Electromyogram): An EMG study is done by inserting small electrodes into muscles in the lower extremities. An EMG shows if nerves that are leaving the spine are being pinched or irritated.
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Our main offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling 877-293-6717 or by contacting us online with a brief description of your situation. You can speak with a lawyer directly about your case. Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends, and off-site locations.
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