Between each vertebra in the spine is a disc that acts as a shock-absorbing pad. When these discs become herniated, the victim will suffer substantial pain that could prevent him or her from being able to perform even routine everyday activities such as bending or turning. This painful condition can result from a number of different types of accidents and, in some cases, injured victims may be able to seek financial compensation for their medical bills, suffering and lost wages.
A person may suffer from a herniated disc, commonly referred to as a slipped disc, while lifting something, or twisting his or her back, or after sustaining sudden trauma. Victims of New York injury accidents, for example, can sustain a herniated disc in their back or neck while lifting heavy objects. Other victims who commonly suffer from this debilitating injury are individuals hurt in New York car accidents. The sudden impact of a car or the powerful whipping back and forth motion of the head that occurs during a crash can result in numerous kinds of back injuries.
Herniated disc injuries need to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. In many cases, a doctor may run a diagnostic test such as an X-ray or MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Treatment for minor slipped disc injuries may include rest, pain relievers, and hot or cold packs. It is not, however, recommended that victims of slipped disc injuries go on strict bed rest. Movement should simply be restricted. In the most severe of cases, treatment may include physical therapy, massage or even surgery.
Depending upon the cause of the injury, compensation may be available for some of the losses suffered. If you or a loved one has suffered herniated or slipped disc injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact the experienced New York personal injury attorneys with The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) for a free and comprehensive consultation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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