- October 31, 2014
- Personal Injury
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) 286-8100 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.