Our personal injury lawyers have acted for many clients that have suffered from disc herniation arising from motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, sporting accidents, slip and falls and other accidents.
A Spinal disc herniation is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of a vertebral disc allows the soft, central portion of the disc to bulge out beyond the damaged outer ring and, in some cases, affecting nerve function. Disc herniation can be caused by trauma of a motor vehicle accident.
Such tears may result in severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root compression.
A disc protrusion is where there is a bulging from the inner portion of the disc that does not go beyond the outer ring layer.
Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniation and the types of soft tissue that become involved. They can range from little or no pain if the disc is the only tissue injured, to severe and unrelenting neck or lower back pain that will radiate into the regions served by affected nerve roots that are irritated by the herniated material. Often, herniated discs are not diagnosed immediately, as the patients come with undefined pains in the thighs, knees, or feet. Other symptoms may include sensory changes such as numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, paralysis, paresthesia, and affection of reflexes. If the herniated disc is in the lumbar region the patient may also experience sciatica due to irritation of one of the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve.
Disc herniation often results from the occurrence of a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle accident.
Our ICBC/personal injury lawyers have successfully helped clients with their personal injury claims against ICBC and other insurance companies. If you have a personal injury or ICBC claim, do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation.
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