New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights with a Back Injury
For Americans, the leading cause of chronic pain is neck and back injuries. When it comes to back injuries, one of the most common injuries to take place are herniated or bulging discs. This type of injury is common in the workplace, particularly within an industrial environment. A bulging disc or herniated disc can occur when an individual places too much strain on the back, such as when lifting materials during the workday.
Bulging and Herniated Discs
The discs of the back are pieces of cartilage that are located between the vertebrae and spine to help with movement of the body. An injury to the discs of the spine can make movement painful. Such injuries as bulging or herniated discs can be so painful that you are unable to work and may need surgery. At Cueria Law Firm, we are here to help you fight for compensation when you suffer such a back injury due to an accident by the recklessness of another. When someone else causes your injury due to negligence, we can assist in recovering compensation that can be used for medical expenses as well as help to with lost wages due to your injury.
Common Disc Injuries
In general, there are two common disc injuries that occur; a bulging disc and herniated disc. With a bulging disc, the disc will extend beyond the intervertebral space where it usually resides. The bulge will normally affect the larger portion of the disc.
With a herniated disc, a crack will occur within the external cartilage of the disc. This creates an opening where the soft, inner cartilage pokes through. Both conditions are painful and can require medication and even surgery to correct.
Such injuries can be hard to diagnose as symptoms will start in the arms and hands, legs and feet, creating pain in these regions of the body. In some cases, the injury will create pain in the neck and lower back area. Numbness can occur along with tingling, slowed reflexes and sometimes paralysis.
Have You Suffered from a Back Injury?
If you have suffered a back injury due to the negligence of someone else, be it in a car accident or incident in the workplace, contact our New Orleans personal injury attorneys. We are ready to fight for you, helping you to seek compensation for the injury you endured. With our help, we can file a claim for compensation, providing you with the monetary assistance you need for medical expenses as well as lost wages.