Also referred to as a slipped disc, a disc in the back can become herniated if it ruptures or slides out of place. As a result, there can be too much pressure on a nerve in the back, which can then cause weakness, pain, or a numbing sensation. There are different types of surgeries that can potentially treat severe cases of herniated discs, including laminectomy, spinal fusion, and discectomy. While surgery can correct the problem and possibly reduce or eliminate pain, approximately 10 percent of individuals still have sufficient pain even after surgery, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Some patients may also require physical therapy to alleviate pain if symptoms return. In some cases, there is no apparent cause for a herniated disc in back. It may even be the result of something simple, such as lifting a heavy object. However, a herniated disc can also result from serious accidents, such as:
- Car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Other incidents that cause serious back trauma
The symptoms of a herniated disc in back can vary from person to person, as it will depend on various factors, such as the size of the herniation and the location. Lower back pain and sciatica may be the direct result of a herniated disc. For some, the pain can be sudden and sharp, and there may also be leg pain. Other people may experience sharp or dull pain between the shoulder blades and/or neck. In some cases, a herniated disc may not always be obvious, or at least not obvious right away. This is why it is crucial to receive a thorough medical examination after an accident, even if you do not have any apparent symptoms.
If your herniated disc was the result of an accident that a negligent party caused, you may already be working with an attorney in a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on your line of work and the extent of your injury, you may have been unable to work as a direct result of your accident. Without that income, you may be counting on your lawsuit settling, but the wait for a lawsuit to settle can seem like a long time. With a lawsuit advance, you can take comfort in knowing that your family will be taken care of and you’ll be able to cover household bills and expenses.
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