In most cases, vaccines help to prevent disease and save you from serious health problems. However, in some limited circumstances, a vaccine can lead to pain and serious injury. This includes neck and back injuries, which can cause significant pain and other symptoms.
Vaccines and transverse myelitis
One syndrome that can be caused by vaccines is transverse myelitis. While this condition is rare, studies have shown an association with this syndrome and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and other vaccines.
Transverse myelitis is an inflammation in the spinal cord, which can cause damage to nerve cells. While many individuals recover from the syndrome or have minor symptoms, in some cases transverse myelitis can result in permanent damage to the spinal cord. This can lead to lasting pain, numbness, weakness in limbs, loss of bladder and bowel control, and other symptoms.
What if you have lasting symptoms after receiving a vaccine?
If you have neck or back pain - or other lasting symptoms - after receiving a vaccine, you should seek medical treatment. In addition to transverse myelitis, there are a number of other syndromes and illnesses that can develop after receiving a vaccine.
Additionally, if you have a lasting injury from that vaccine, you may be able to secure compensation for your injuries. A vaccine injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of bringing a claim. This can help you cover the costs of medical treatment and other costs associated with your injury as a result of the vaccine.