At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C, our Detroit back injury lawyers frequently
represent clients suffering from a herniated disc as a result of a personal
injury accident, including an automobile or
slip and fall accident,
work injury accident, sport injury accident or more. Back injuries like herniated discs require
immediate attention and can be very serious.
What is A Herniated Disc Injury?
A herniated disc, sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disc most often
occurs in the lower back (spine area). The spine is a stack of bones called
a vertebra. The vertebra is separated by shock absorbers called intervertebral
discs. When there is an injury to the disc, the outer layer of the intervertebral
discs weaken and crack and the inside layer begins to protrude outward.
Often times, there is a bulge in the disc so that it pinches the nerves
causing pain. When the inside layer actually leaks outs, it is called
a herniation. Therefore a herniated disc can actually cause a victim to
become disabled, unable to do the things they enjoy, work, or even perform
their everyday activities.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
A number of symptoms can occur if you are suffering from a herniated disc
back injury. Some of the symptoms include:
- Sharp, stabbing pain that travels down the leg;
- Migraine headaches;
- Tingling and numbness sensations in the legs;
- A weakening of muscles;
- Difficulty urinating and/or defacating
Herniated Disc Diagnosis & Treatment
Herniated disc injuries can be diagnosed several ways, including X-Rays,
CT scans, MRI scans, or a number of other imaging and electrical studies.
In some cases, injections are used for diagnostic purposes as well for
pain relief. These back injuries are typically first treated non-surgically,
however if these type of treatments do not succeed often times surgery
may be required. This surgery will be performed by an orthopedic surgeon
or a neurosurgeon.
Our Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You
If you or someone you love suffers from a herniated disc injury as a result
of a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of personal injury
accident matter you do have legal rights and should contact our attorneys
immediately to discuss your case. Compensation may be available to you
for your medical bills, hospital bills, loss of income due to missed work,
pain and suffering damages, and more. In addition, if your
Social Security Disability has been denied despite your disabling disc injury, you may also have
rights to file a claim.
Call our top rated law firm office today at(248) 793-2010 for more information
about your rights and whether or not you have a case. We offer a
free, no obligation case review where we will answer all of your questions and concerns and discuss what
the legal process will entail. There are also no upfront costs or fees
and we will represent you under a
No Win, No Fee promise which means there are no fees or costs whatsoever until we win
or settle your claim. If you are suffering from a herniated disc injury
as a result of another's negligence, you do have legal rights. Do
not wait to make the call and learn what they are. There are strict time
limitations in which a person must file their claim. Waiting too long
could bar you from filing a lawsuit and you may not be able to collect
any compensation for your pain and suffering.