Boca Raton Herniated Disc Attorney
Recovering Compensation for Herniated Disc Injuries
Unfortunately, treatment, including surgery, is not always effective. Sometimes, symptoms from a herniated disc can be permanent.
At Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida, our attorneys provide experienced, aggressive and personalized representation to help clients recover the compensation they need. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call 561-819-2877 or contact us online today.
MRI and CAT Scans Make Herniated Discs Easier to Diagnose
Between each of the vertebrae in your spine, there is a “disc” acting as a cushion. The outside of the disc is fibrous, holding the soft, clear jelly-like tissue inside.
A herniated disc is when the fibrous outside ruptures, allowing the inner tissue to bulge outward. That’s why a herniated disc is also referred to as a “bulging disc.”
Before magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this bulging was impossible to detect. Anyone with a herniated disc would be met with skepticism from juries and insurance adjusters, because there was no way to verify that a real injury had taken place. In order to properly diagnose a herniated disc, you will need a CAT scan or MRI.
How herniated discs cause pain in the extremities. When the inner tissue bulges outward from the disc, it sometimes puts pressure on nerves in the spinal cord. The effects of this will be felt in whichever part of the body is controlled by the pinched nerve.
As a result, a herniated disc — normally considered a back injury — can cause pain, numbness, weakness or tingling in your arms or legs.
If you suffered a herniated disc as the result of a negligently caused accident, you can call 561-819-2877 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.