New York Disc bulge Injury Attorney
The spinal column is composed of 33 vertebral bones with an intervertebral disc between each vertebra. According to the research of our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer group, the intervertebral disc is a soft, gelatinous cushion which provides a shock-absorbing effect to spinal column. Ligaments maintain the position of each intervertebral disc but damage or destruction to the ligaments may allow movement of the disc. Disc bulge results from the movement of the intervertebral disc. The New York Disc Bulge Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found an average of three million people each year suffer from a disc bulge. Disc bulge is a condition where there is a shift or protrusion of the intervertebral disc from the normal location between the vertebrae. Disc bulge commonly appears in the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck area) but may also occur in the thoracic region (upper back).
A disc bulge typically occurs gradually over time. A disc bulge is often painless unless the intervertebral disc ruptures or herniates (herniated disc. Continually lifting heavy objects and excessive disc use typically leads to disc bulge. Sometimes a sudden, hard twisting motion results in disc bulge. Our experienced New York Disc Bulge Lawyer staff has handled many cases involving individuals suffering from a disc bulge due to a Truck accident, work-related injury, car accident, or slip and fall. If you are suffering from a work-related back injury, contact one of New York Spinal Injury Lawyers to discuss the possibility of a workers compensation claim.
Disc bulge may not elicit symptoms unless the affected disc impacts nerves and creates irritation. Common symptoms of disc bulge include sharp pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation and loss of motor function. Disc bulge symptoms also depend on the location of the injured intervertebral disc. A thoracic region disc bulge may lead to pain in the arms. A lumbar region disc bulge often elicits pain and discomfort in the legs and hips. Back pain is the most common symptom. Weakness and numbness in the extremities along with sciatica are often experienced with disc bulge.
Diagnosing disc bulge often requires the use of X-rays, computerized tomography (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans). The severity of disc bulge determines the mode of treatment. The cause of the disc bulge has to be distinguished before the appropriate treatment can be determined. Disc bulge treatment typically involves rest, medication and physical therapy but severe disc bulge may require surgical intervention to alleviate the symptoms.
If you are being treated for disc bulge or other personal injury and are the victim of a medically negligent act or carelessness, it may be appropriate to file a medical malpractice claim. Our each of our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer can help you determine the best possible route to proceed with your case.
In many cases, a disc bulge can result from a motorcylce accident, the use of a defective product, physical assault or even due to a slip and fall accident. The accident leading to disc bulge often results by another party’s carelessness or recklessness. Each New York Disc Bulge Injury Attorney with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can mitigate your disc bulge claim through the confusing legal system in the preservation of your legal rights.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a disc bulge or other personal injury, contact our New York Spinal Injury Attorney team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact one of our offices in New York City including Queens, Staten Island Manhattan, the Bronx or Brooklyn or in Long Island in Suffolk or Nassau County as well as Westchester County.