Miami Herniated Disc Accident Attorney
Anthony Quackenbush is an experienced Miami Herniated Disc Lawyer who represents people with back conditions. A herniated disc is one of the most common injury that can result from an accident. Mr. Quackenbush makes sure that clients get fair compensation for this enduring disc injury.
A disc herniation can take place in the neck (the cervical spine), the mid-back (the thoracic spine) or the low back (the lumbar spine). “Vertebrae” are the bony objects that compose the spine, and nerves are bundled in the spine. You can feel these vertebral structures (intervertebral discs) by touching your back. The bones (vertebrae) of the back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When too much pressure or force is placed on the discs, they can break or rupture. In this way, fluid may escape from the disc due to an accident, then a dis herniation or herniated disc is the result.
During a crash, a discs can also bulge. A bulge is like a herniation, but less severe. A bulge can touch the nerve roots located along the spine. This frequently occurs because there are nerves all around the discs in the back. The spinal cord is also located near the discs, and so a herniated disc can easily affect the spinal chord as well.
You may experience significant pain, weakness, and numbness as a result of a disc hernriation or bulge. When you feel symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, etc. in your arms, hands, and fingers, you might have sustained a herniated disc. Similarly, when you experience “sciatica” (defined as symptoms in your toes, feet and legs), you might have sustained a disc herniation in your back. You might be at risk for paralysis (in the form of paraplegia and quadripledgia) if the cord compression is bad enough.
If you have been injured in a crash occurring anywhere in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Broward County and Fort Lauderdale) due to the fault of somebody else and you experienced herniated disc, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 to talk about your case for free. This Miami Herniated Disc Law Firm can help. Call Mr. Quackenbush today.Important Advice Given to Clients of Miami Herniated Disc Accident Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush
You should seek medical care immediately if you think you’ve sustained a herniated disc. Unfortunately, herniated discs may be hard to diagnose immediately after a collision, since they are not visible via x-rays, and a CT scan or MRI is usually essential for detection. You will have many different treatment options when you’ve experienced a neck or back disc herniation. Initially, your doctor might try to treat your injury with a conservative approach. This means that you will get non-aggressive treatment. It can include chiropractic treatment or physical therapy.
There are more aggressive treatments that can apply if conservative care doesn’t help. Facet block spinal injections are considered to be more aggressive treatment forms. They are intended to lessen your pain, even if they don’t usually address the cause of your symptoms. Epidural injections are similar. Should the injections fail to help, surgery is another option. Discectomy is a kind of surgery that your doctor might suggest you. In this surgery, the fluid which has escaped from your disc will be removed.
A spinal fusion surgery is procedure in which your injured disc will actually be removed from your neck or back. In its place, bone will typically be placed. In order to allow for proper healing and “fusion” of the inserted bone to the adjacent bone, hardware (in the form of plates and/or screws) will typically be placed in your spine.This Miami-Dade Herniated Disc Accident Attorney is Passionate about his Pursuit of Justice
Any type of accident can result in Herniated discs. When a car accident occurs, the people involved in the crash might experience disc herniations. In many cases, car accidents victims experience cervical (i.e., neck) disc herniations. This is true because of the “whiplash” motion that will frequently occur during a car accident.
Other types of accidents can also cause disc herniations. These include slip and falls and trip & fall accidents. As people fall to the floor, they may twist their necks or backs in ways that cause injuries. Additionally, when their bodies make impact with the floor, disc herniations can result.Contact this Herniated Disc Accident Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one has sustained a disc herniation in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), call Mr. Quackenbush to discuss your case at no charge to you.