Herniated discs are common in car accidents. They are injuries to the spine that can cause intense pain. Spinal discs are liquid filled cushions set between the vertebra in your spine that absorb shock as you move. Physical trauma in a car accident can cause the disc to rupture and shift, hitting a nerve in the spinal column, which is called a herniated disc.
The pain you feel because of a herniated disc may not be located in the back. Depending on the disc that has been impacted, the pain can radiate to other parts of the body. Numbness is common when the lower back is damaged running down the buttocks through the back of the thigh and into the foot.
Radiating pain can be located in the arm, leg, or other places when a nerve is pinched in a particular way. People feel pain shooting through the body to one specific place.
After an accident, doctors will often misdiagnosis a herniated disc. Spinal discs cannot be detected on X-rays, a CT scan or MRI will help your doctor diagnose you correctly.
If you or a loved one has experienced herniated disc pain or personal injuries, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. Talk to a personal injury lawyer that is committed to helping clients who have suffered herniated disc pain or personal injuries. Don’t delay! Call Clay now! We provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.