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Herniated Disc Injuries

Regarding cases with vehicle crashes, attorneys handle a vast variety, namely when it pertains to herniated disc injuries.

The human spine is where you find these wounds mostly. Individuals referred to this as the vertebral column, which actually has a vertebrae or 33 discs within the spine.

The spinal canal is encased by the vertebral column. From the head down to the lower back, the cervical vertebrae stretches, which would be the first set.

Acting as a cushion, rubbery disks are in between each one. These disks ensure, on each other, the bones do not grind. Between the sacral vertebrae, there is no material in between. All are fused together.

The Trouble With a Herniated Disc

In the rubbery areas, trouble can arise when a herniated disc occurs.

The annulus fibrosus is an outer ring that is hard, on each disc. These rings also have what is known as the nucleus pulposus, a softer inner area.

A break, rip, or tear in the outer ring may force, to protrude out, an inner portion. A herniated disc can manifest if this is to occur.

It is possible to experience no pain whatsoever, and still have a herniated disc. Any discomfort is linked to the location of the herniated disc. In the neck, herniated discs may be evident in the shoulder, arm, or leg.

Toward the lower half of your spine may be herniated discs, which may be evident in the calf, but ox, or thigh.


Here are several of the most typical causes of herniated disc injuries:

Spines can lose agility over time when there is a decline in the water content. Naturally, this can cause the spine to become susceptible to tears and more brittle. A spine that is filled with water and younger would not endure any of these issues.

Trauma of blunt force can within a disk rip open the rim. Exacerbation can also be the result of an existing tear.

Vehicle collisions, falls, or other physical circumstances that are jarring would be the cause.

Many individuals are not aware that a herniated disc has occurred. Exercise and heavy lifting can wear down the rim over time. Thus, a herniated disc can manifest.

Forces that are violent from vehicle collisions can rupture or damage discs. The discs are meant to offer protection and shock support to the spine. When this occurs, it can result in a herniated disc.

The pain and damage, for some, may cause permanent handicaps. It may even hinder any efforts to make a return to similar activities.

Attorneys strive to assist victims of vehicle collisions. An attorney can secure the financial compensation necessary. Recovering damages can help pay for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses necessary to maintain one’s lifestyle.

Not only can you recover for previous, present, and subsequent treatment for herniated disc injuries, but you can recoup intangible and tangible damages. You must prove, for all claims, injuries were sustained by a vehicle accident.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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