Wichita Kansas Medical Malpractice & Accident Lawyer 

 Scott Law, P.A.
 445 N. Waco
 Wichita, Kansas  67202              316

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Spinal abscesses are relatively rare, but potentially life threatening condition.  Unfortunately, unnecessary delays in their diagnosis, are not so uncommon.   And, when the diagnosis is delayed the result is further permanent neurologic impairment.  Spinal abscesses are generally of the epidural space surrounding the cord.  Predisposing factors include spinal surgery, trauma, immunosuppression, nearby local infection, and intravenous drug usage, but these are not always present.  Patients with spinal abscesses may initial present with only back pain, later followed by radicular pain and then by signs of spinal cord compression including impairment of position and vibration sense, the appearance of corticospinal tract findings, the development of a sensory level to vibration, position, light touch, or pinprick, and finally impairment of bowel and bladder.   Treatment is highly effective and prevents progression of neurologic loss and allows for some recovery.  If not provided in a timely manner the abscess will cause paralysis and death. 


We serve Wichita and most all of Kansas, including the Greater Wichita Area of Andover, Hutchinson, Park City, Augusta, Goddard, Newton, El Dorado, Haysville, Winfield, Wellington, Valley Center, Arkansas City, and the cities of Topeka, Kansas City, Lawrence, Emporia, Salina, Hayes, Chanute, Iola, Dodge City, Garden City, and the counties of Reno, Bulter, Harvey, Sedgwick, Sumner, Kingman, Rice, McPherson, Pratt, Lyon, Barton, Saline, and Southwest Kansas, and Western Kansas. The information on this attorney website is general information and should not be taken for legal advice on any individual case or situation. For every general rule of law there are often several exceptions. To obtain good legal advice you should consult with an attorney who practices in that area. We offer free legal consultations on most all medical malpractice, negligence, personal injury, car accident, truck accident, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, workers compensation, and other accidental injury matters.
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