Herniated Disc Accidents
Anthony Quackenbush, a Fort Lauderdale Herniated Disc Accident Lawyer, helps clients who have sustained spinal injuries. He represents clients who have suffered herniated discs in Broward County, South Florida and throughout Florida.
A herniated disc is an injury that occurs to a person’s neck, upper back or lower back. The spine is made up of bony structures called “vertebrae.” These are the structures you feel when you run your finger down your back. In between these vertebrae are intervertebral “discs.” These discs are fluid-filled structures which cushion the vertebrae and allow for movement of your neck and back. When you are involved in an accident, some of the fluid from the discs may leak out, and this is called a herniated disc or disc herniation.
When this occurs, fluid from the herniated disc may press on the spinal cord. This is true because the spinal cord is located directly behind the vertebrae and discs. It is this cord compression that causes you to feel symptoms in other parts of your body. For example, a herniated disc in your neck may cause you to feel symptoms (tingling, numbness, etc.) in your arms, hands and fingers. A herniated disc in your back may cause you to feel symptoms in your legs, feet and toes (also known as “sciatica”).
If the cord compression is bad enough, you may be at risk for paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Should you sustain a herniated disc anywhere in Florida, call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you hire Mr. Quackenbush on your case, he won’t get paid until you’ve been compensated in your case – so there is no risk to you.Advice for Clients of Fort Lauderdale Herniated Disc Accident Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush
If you believe you’ve sustained a herniated disc, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. An orthopedic doctor may treat you for a disc herniated. Typically, the doctor will order either an MRI or CT scan in order to detect the herniated disc. MRI’s or CT scans are different than X-rays in that they’re able to detect the soft tissue in the spine.
If you’ve sustained a herniated disc in your neck or back, you will have a couple of different treatment options. Firstly, your doctor may attempt to treat your disc herniation conservatively. To treat conservatively means to receive the least aggressive treatment. Conservative treatment can include physical therapy or chiropractic treatment.
If this conservative care doesn’t help, your doctor may recommend more aggressive treatments. These can include epidural or facet block spinal injections. These injections are designed to alleviate your pain, although they don’t typically solve the root source of the problem.
If the injections don’t help either, your doctor may recommend surgery to solve your spinal problems. One type of surgery your doctor may recommend is a discectomy. In this procedure, your doctor may remove a portion of the fluid that has leaked out of your intervertebral disc.
In the alternative, your doctor may recommend a spinal fusion procedure. In this procedure, your disc will be removed and two of your vertebrae will be fused together to form one. Many times, hardware such as plates and screws will be placed in your neck or back following the fusion procedure in order to hold the fusion in place and allow your body to heal.South Florida Herniated Disc Accident Attorney Pursues Justice Relentlessly
Herniated discs may result from all different types of accidents. Many people sustain disc herniations during a car accident. Frequently, victims of car accidents will sustain herniated discs in their necks. This is because of the “whiplash” neck motion that may occur during a vehicle accident.
Disc herniations may also occur during other types of accidents. These include, for example, slip, trip & fall accidents. Many people sustain herniated discs in their backs as they fall and land on their backs or twist their backs during the fall.Gain Compensation for your Injuries with the Assistance of a Broward County Herniated Disc Accident Law Firm
If you sustain a herniated disc anywhere in Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to retain Mr. Quackenbush to work on your case, he won’t be paid until you’ve made a recovery – so there is no risk to you. Mr. Quackenbush can help you if you’ve sustained a herniated disc in Miami or West Palm Beach as well.