At Cueria Law Firm, we have assisted in many personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries, including those that involve the head and neurological function. Such injuries can be debilitating and certain life-changing for the individual. With such injuries, including radiculopathy, the damage is many times irreversible. Medical attention will certainly be needed for radiculopathy injury but also legal action. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys are ready to assist when it comes to helping you obtain compensation from an employer or individual in the hopes of making a full recovery.
What is Radiculopathy?
As a type of neuropathy, radiculopathy is a condition that affects the spine, mainly the nerve root. The nerve root is the section of the nerve that leaves the central nervous system. Radiculopathy will start within the spine and then see symptoms radiate throughout the body.
This condition is caused when the nerves of the spine become pinched or inflamed. The nerves can also stop working based on improper blood flow or excessive pressure created by the surrounding tendons, muscle, bones or other areas of the body. Radiculopathy can occur when an individual places heavy loads or repetitive loads on the spin. Common symptoms include pain, tingling or numbness in the legs and arms.
Treatment for Radiculopathy
Thankfully, there are treatment options for radiculopathy. Non-invasive procedures can be used to treat this condition and include anti-inflammatories as well as chiropractic care and physical therapy. Symptoms can improve when rest and treatment are provided, usually taking around six weeks to see signs of improvement.
If the symptoms of radiculopathy do not improve, an epidural steroid injection may need to be provided to reduce the inflammation and irritation of the nerves. In severe cases, surgical treatment may be needed.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a traumatic impact or repetitive stress to the nerves, we can help. Neuropathy and associated conditions such as radiculopathy often occur involving individuals who work in high-risk industries. If your employer and/or insurance company are not paying up regarding your injury, you may have a case. Let our team of personal injury attorneys assist in reviewing your case and help you file for compensation.
Whether you were subject to an on the job accident, been exposed to toxic chemicals or were subject to radiculopathy due to negligence, we can help.
Contact our office today to see your case reviewed and a plan of action created to help you seek compensation.