A herniated disc occurs when soft, spongy tissue—a disc—sitting in between bones in your back and back, known as your vertebrae, pushes out or ruptures from this space. Each disc is a shock-absorber for the spine. When a part of this absorbing disc blows out, it often presses on your spinal cord or delicate nerves which exist around the disc and vertebrae. This is a herniated disc, and it’s very painful.
Your Herniated Disc is Painful
Pain from a herniated disc is usually very intense, sending pain, burning, and tingling sensations into your extremities. Especially relevant, in a cervical herniated disc, pain tends to radiate into your shoulders and down your arms. Whereas, a lumbar herniated disc, intense pain radiates into your buttocks and down your legs.
Moreover, your painful condition is often unrelenting. Accordingly, many people require surgery to correct and stabilize this injury. Before and after these procedures, patients lose time from work and simply cannot find a comfortable position.
Your Herniated Disc Is Often Caused by Trauma
A herniated disc is often caused by trauma. Therefore, force from impact, large or small, to your neck or back can cause a disc to rupture or slip. Consequently, this force pushes a portion of your disc into your spine or touches nerves.
Auto accident, motorcycle crash, car truck accident, or slip and fall, often cause the herniated disc injury. Moreover, similar incidents include construction accident or workplace injury. However, intense pain may initially begin as discomfort and worsen over following days or weeks.
Adding to this confusion for patients initially your back or neck may appear fine on x-ray. Because, x-rays can only pick up bones and similar solid structures. And, your disc consists of cartilage-like material and water. Accordingly, an ER may diagnose your pain as a sprain or strain, when in reality you have a more serious herniated disc injury. Instead, only an MRI taking images of muscles, cartilage, and similar structures, reveals your herniated disc.
Get Local Attorney to Pursue Herniated Disc Compensation
Your pain, discomfort, wage loss, and medical expenses are all big. Moreover, whoever causes your injury should own this injury and pay full and fair compensation. However, rarely does this happen without counsel.
I’m Fort Myers personal injury attorney David Harris, and I know herniated disc claims. In my decades experience, this is a common injury matter coming time and again with my clients. Moreover, I share personal experience with this condition, and know how painful it can be.
Besides my extensive experience, you should know I value every client. Accordingly, as soon as you hire me, I work on obtaining your maximum compensation available. Pursuing justice in disc herniation claims is often challenging, so I uses my skill, drive, and determination, in seeking best results.
Importantly, I’m hands-on, so you have direct access to me from day one. Therefore, you may share your thoughts, hopes, and opinions whenever you like.
Moreover, you don’t owe me any fees unless we win your case. And, your first consultation is free, personal, and in-depth. So, in Lee County Florida—Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and other communities— let’s start our conversation about your circumstances and how I may help you, right now.