As experienced car accident attorneys, we have seen a number of common car accident injuries over the years. Back injuries—in particular herniated or bulging dics—are common in motor vehicle accidents.
Discs are the spongy cushions that are located between each vertebra in the spinal column. The trauma of a car wreck can put immense stress on the vertebrae, which causes a disc to rupture or slip out of place, called a herniated disc.
The symptoms of a herniated disc include back pain that spreads to other parts of the body, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness or spasms. A herniated disc can be extremely painful and can take a long time to heal. Most sufferers recover with rest, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Unfortunately, those who have had back injuries in the past are more likely to have more injuries in the future, making this injury particularly expensive and debilitating.
If you were injured in a automobile accident that was not your fault, contact a Huntsville car accident attorney at Martinson & Beason, P.C. We represent clients from cities throughout the state of Alabama, including Athens, Florence, and Montgomery.
You could be entitled to compensation to pay for your medical bills for your back injury as well as to support you while you heal.
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