An auto accident can cause a herniated disc injury to your spine. The impact of a car collision can put pressure to your spine resulting slipped or ruptured discs. These discs protrude and further compress nerves in that area against the spinal wall, producing severe back and neck or leg pain. This kind of back injury caused due to herniated discs can become a lifelong issue. If you suffered a disc injury in a Los Angeles car accident, the experienced attorneys at Farahi Law Firm can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A disc in your spinal column is a rubbery or gel like cushioning between the individual vertebrae that stack up to make your spine. Discs work as a shock absorber and has two components; the central part of the disc has a gel like consistency called the nucleus, and the tough outer ring of the disc called the annulus is made up of multiple layers of fibrous material. The fibrous annulus ring encases the gel nucleus and holds it within its walls. A herniated disc occurs when the softer gel nucleus pushes out through a tear in the tougher exterior due to an injury or trauma.
This protruded disc or bulge irritates the spinal nerve, pushing it against the vertebral wall, and often followed by severe low back pain, sciatic nerve pain and muscle spasm.
Spinal injuries with back pain sometimes go unnoticed as the victim hopes pain will fade away with time. This callousness can lead to major issues if your injury remains untreated for a longer duration. Hence advised to see a doctor after your car accident even if there is a minor injury. A serious back injury may lead to a chronic pain, inability to work and lost wages and you should consult a personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
Common Symptoms of Herniated Discs
The common symptoms associated with Herniated Disc injury to your spine after auto crashes are:
- Sudden & intense pain in lower back.
- Pain in leg, arm or neck.
- Numbness in back or legs or hands.
- Uncomfortable tingling and burning in back, legs, toes, hands or fingers.
- Muscle weakness, spasms, stiff neck, or overactive reflexes
Compensation claim for herniated disc injury
It is difficult to prove that the injuries are a result of car accident as symptoms may take weeks to appear. And insurance companies always eager to prove the injuries are pre-existing or age-related damage makes it difficult to recover compensation too. Many factors play a pivotal role in getting the compensation you deserve for a Herniated Disc Injury to your spine after an auto crash. The doctor’s testimony, your imaging scans, medical history, severity of damages to your car etc. can help your prove your claim.
Protect your rights by getting the best legal representation of your case. Discuss your case with personal injury attorneys experienced in herniated disc claims at Farahi Law Firm, APC today. Call us at 310 774 4500