Spinal Injuries Specialist

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

BiFulco Medical Group

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Tampa, FL

Each year, as many as 17,500 Americans suffer serious spinal injuries. To protect your long-term health and support your legal journey, Santo BiFulco, MD, offers individual life care plans and expert witness services at BiFulco Medical Group in Tampa, Florida. Life care plans help you and your family prepare for what’s ahead and are a vital component of your insurance or legal claim. If you need an expert evaluation or a life care plan for spinal injuries from a fall or work-related accident, call BiFulco Medical Group today or request an appointment online.

Spinal Injuries Q & A

What are common causes of spinal injuries?

Spinal injuries can be the result of direct damage or trauma to any area of the spine. Some of the most serious spinal injuries include those that cause partial or total paralysis of the body.

The severity of your spinal injury depends on the place within your spine where the damage occurs and the extent of the damage. The most common causes of spinal injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Violence
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents

In addition to loss of movement or sensations in certain areas of your body, serious spinal injuries can cause loss of bowel and bladder control, poor blood circulation, restricted respiratory function, and chronic pain.

How will a spinal injury affect my life?

Spinal injuries can have a significant impact on many aspects of your life, including your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Due to chronic pain or loss of mobility, you may be unable to work and earn a living for the rest of your life. You will also likely have severe limitations on what you can do and may require consistent medical and personal care.

All of these factors can take a serious physical and financial toll. To help ensure you have the financial and medical resources you need, Dr. BiFulco creates custom life care plans that outline what you can expect.

Why do I need a life care plan for spinal injuries?

As an experienced physician, Dr. BiFulco has extensive knowledge about what medical treatments and care you need as a result of a spinal injury. He creates an individual life care plan that outlines anticipated services and costs to help you and your loved ones prepare for both the short-term and long-term.

A life care plan is also a crucial resource for supporting a legal claim for spinal injuries that result from negligence, auto accidents, or another type of personal injury claim.

In addition to preparing an individual care plan, Dr. BiFulco can serve as an expert witness during court, testifying about the extent of your spinal injury and the impact it has on your life now and in the future.

If you want to discuss life care planning after a spinal injury, call BiFulco Medical Group today or request a consultation online now.