A herniated disk often results in leg pain, back pain, neck pain, tingling and numbness, electric shock sensation, bowel or bladder problems, saddle anesthesia or loss of sensation, and muscle weakness of lower extremities. Disk herniation occurs when the cushion sitting between the vertebra, also known as the bone of the back, is forced outside of its normal position.
Spinal disks function as shock absorbers of the spine to allow easy movement of the spine when a person is bending, stretching or turning. If a nerve root or the spinal cord is pressed upon that causes it to be pushed outside of its position, the person experiences severe pain. In many herniated disk cases in which the nerve gets damaged, the condition becomes irreversible or permanent.
Many individuals suffering from disk herniation are not able to identify the exact cause of the injury. As people age, the spinal disks lose some water content which make them less flexible and more prone to rupturing or tearing even with minor twist or strain. Using the back muscles in lifting heavy objects instead of the muscles of the legs and thighs can cause the disks to move out of place. A traumatic event such as an automobile accident, a fall or a blow to the back may also result in herniated disk.
A herniated disk injury is diagnosed by MRI test. Conservative treatment methods for this condition include chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management therapy and acupuncture. If the condition doesn’t improve over time, the only treatment option left for herniated disk injury victims is spinal surgery, especially for most serious cases.
Herniated Disk Injury Claim
Several factors are used to determine the value of a herniated disk injury claim. These factors include the number of disks involved, surgery performed, the prior condition of the disks, the outcome of the surgery or treatment and the permanent bodily restrictions if any. An experienced personal injury attorney is more knowledgeable in properly evaluating and assessing this type of injury and in defending such arguments.
Individuals who sustained a herniated disk injury may be able to recover compensation. If you or your loved one suffered from this type of injury in New Jersey, immediately contact The Grossman Law Firm.
New Jersey Back Injury Lawyers
Our back injury lawyers will provide you with personal, compassionate and aggressive representation with the support of our expert legal team that will take on even the most powerful insurance carriers in the state of New Jersey. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and we make sure that each of our clients is treated as an individual and not just another file.
At the Grossman Law Firm, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. Our fees are based on a percentage of the amount recovered from settlement or verdict of the injury case. Consultations are always free and you will never pay a fee unless you recover.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, we are willing to travel to you or arrange transportation for you if needed. For free consultation, please call The Grossman Law Firm, LLC at (732) 943-0383.