Michigan Back Injury Lawyers: Herniated Disc & Fracture Surgery
Our Michigan personal injury lawyers often represent clients who have suffered painful back injuries, such as herniated lumbar discs in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, work-related accidents, and all other personal injury accident matters. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and cause disability from work and recreational activities. It is important that the personal injury attorney be knowledgeable on the various types of back injuries and their treatments.
Common Back Injuries
A common back injury, especially from trauma, is the herniated disc. The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called "vertebrae". The disc is a combination of strong connective tissues which hold one vertebra to the next, and acts as a cushion between the vertebrae. The disc is made of a tough outer layer called the "annulus fibrosus" and a gel-like center called the "nucleus pulposus." Through trauma, like an accident, the center of the disc may water content, making the disc less effective as a cushion. This may cause a displacement of the disc's center (called a herniated or ruptured disc) through a crack in the outer layer. Most disc herniations occur in the bottom two discs of the lumbar spine, at and just below the waist.
Herniated Disc Injuries
A herniated lumbar disc can press on the nerves in the spine and may cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness of the leg called "sciatica". A herniated lumbar disc may also cause back pain, although back pain alone (without leg pain) can have many causes other than a herniated disc. Herniated discs are typically diagnosed through an MRI or CT scan. At first, doctors will treat the injury conservatively with physical therapy, manipulation, and steroid injections. They also often prescribe pain medications and exercise for the patient.
Treatment for Back Injuries
If the conservative non-surgical treatment is not effective, the next step is frequently surgery. This is performed either by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. The goal of surgery is to make the herniated disc stop pressing on and irritating the nerves, causing symptoms of pain and weakness. The most common procedure is called a "discectomy" or "partial discectomy," in which part of the herniated disc is removed. Some surgeons use an endoscope or microscope in some cases.
After a successful surgery, you can expect a reduction in pain and tingling in your legs. After physical therapy, you can often return to work and recreational activities.
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Statute of Limitations For A Michigan Back Injury Case
The procedures for filing claims and lawsuits are different virtually everywhere and the time limitations for filing personal injury claims isn't always the same. Depending on what type of case it I determines the statute of limitations for the case. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. For these reasons, you should contact our Michigan personal injury lawyers immediately if you have been injured in an accident.
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Contact a Michigan Back Injury Lawyer
If you or a family member suffer from a herniated disc or back injuries due to a Michigan accident, you should contact our Michigan back injury lawyers to determine whether a Michigan injury claim should be pursued. We have obtained significant settlements and verdicts for back injury clients. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers about your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.