Causes and Symptoms of a Herniated Disk
Herniated disks can result from a myriad of situations, two of the most common of which are car accidents and workplace injuries. Generally, the symptoms of a herniated disk can include:
Tingling, burning, aching, and/or pain throughout the body
Sharp pains in the foot, calf, hip, or sole of foot (which indicate a herniated disk in the lower part of the back)
Sharp pains in the neck, shoulder, or arms (which indicate a herniated disk in the neck)
Medical Treatment for Herniated Disks
Missouri residents suffering from a herniated disk might require a series of medical interventions to alleviate the pain or to correct the disk. Often, the medical treatment requires tests such as EMG, MRI, CT, x-rays, and nerve conduction; also, to correct the issue, the doctor may prescribe physical therapy, pain medication, or surgery, all of which generate substantial medical expenses. If your injury does require surgery, you may be facing one of three possible surgical operations, including:
Discectomy – involves the removal of a part of the herniated disc that is putting pressure upon the spinal cord or nerve.
Spinal fusions – involves the fusion of the vertebrae surrounding the painful disk.
Laminectomy – a surgical procedure that relieves pressure on the spinal cord by removing a portion of the vertebrae.
How G. Gray Law Can Help
Although herniated disks can result from inherent aging processes, many are due to auto accidents, slips and falls, product defects, and other avoidable incidents. Also, by frequently lifting heavy objects at work, you can acquire a herniated disk over time.
Due to the nature of this injury and the extensive medical expenses involved, you should rightfully consider a Kansas City herniated disk attorney to provide experienced-backed legal representation to hold the responsible party(s) accountable.
At G. Gray Law, one of the more common personal injury cases we see involves a herniated disk. Disks are essentially the cushions in the spine between each individual vertebra, and when a disk is herniated, it impinges on the surrounding nerves and can cause severe or chronic pain in the back, neck, arms and/or legs. Often, herniated disks result from auto accidents, or work injuries.
Due to the extensive medical expenses and other related financial losses, it’s important to contact our office to seek compensation for your injury. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with clients suffering from herniated disks, and we fully understand the long-term complications involved with this injury.
Call us today if your injury was caused at work or was due to the negligence of another person.