New York Bulging Disc Injury
Through extensive experience, our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC describes how many individuals suffer from a bulging disc injury; whether the injury occurred from a traumatic injury such as an injury received during a car accident, motorcycle accident, violent physical assault or construction accident. This type of injury is also commonly seen in a workplace accident or workers compensation claim.
An intervertebral disc is the soft, gelatinous cushion between each vertebra and functionally the disc absorbs any shock to the spinal column. Each intervertebral disc is held in place by ligaments. Degeneration or damage to those ligaments can allow the intervertebral disc to move. According to our New York Bulging Disc Injury Attorney staff, a bulging disc, also referred to as Contained Spinal Disorder, is a condition in which the intervertebral disc protrudes or shifts out of the normal position between the vertebrae. Typically a disc bulge occurs in the lumbar region (lower back) but may appear in the cervical region (neck) or thoracic region (upper back).
A bulging disc differs from a herniated disc. A bulging disc gradually occurs over time, and a herniated disc happens rather suddenly, often from injury or trauma. Most often a bulging disc is painless unless the disc becomes herniated or ruptures. A bulging disc often results from excessive use of the disc, such as continually lifting heavy objects. In some cases, a bulging disc can also appear from a hard, sudden twisting motion, especially while lifting a heavy object. The New York Injury Attorney staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned approximately three million people are diagnosed with a bulging disc each year.
Symptoms of a bulging disc depend on the location of the afflicted intervertebral disc. Pain and discomfort in the hips and legs may appear from a bulging disc in the lumbar region. A bulging disc in the thoracic region may elicit pain in the arms. One of the most common symptoms is back pain. In some cases, people experience a condition known as sciatica, along with numbness and weakness in the extremities. Diagnosis of a bulging disc involves the utilization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans), computerized tomography (CT scans) and X-rays to confirm the appearance of a bulging disc. Treatment of bulging disc differs with the severity and may involve rest, pain medication, physical therapy and heat or cold therapy. Surgical treatment may be required in more severe cases.
Periodically a bulging disc can result from an injury due to a defective product, car accident or slip and fall. These accidents can be elicited by another person’s negligence. Every New York Spinal Injury Lawyer with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can guide your bulging disc claim through the complex legal system in the protection of you rights to compensation.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a bulging disc, back injury or spinal injury, contact our New York Bulging Disc Lawyer or New York Spinal Injury Attorney team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us online or at 800.696.9529. Or stop by one of our office locations throughout office locations throughout New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn or in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island.