Whether caused by a car, truck, motorcycle accident, or simply lifting a heavy object at work — a back or neck injury can seriously disrupt a person’s everyday quality of life. After an accident, many times, back and neck pain can be sudden and severe. Other times, people don’t feel pain and/or effects of the accident until several hours after trauma. With prompt medical attention, therapy and proper care, the pain and effects of the injury hopefully go away.
However, sometimes trauma can cause a herniated disc or other long-term lasting back and pain. If you are in need of an Oakland County, Wayne County or Macomb County personal injury attorney and have questions about your No-Fault auto insurance coverage, please don’t hesitate to contact the lawyers at The Cromer Law Group, PLLC, for your FREE initial consultation.
What is a herniated disc? The vertebrae in your spine are padded by small discs that act like shock absorbers. If the disc is damaged, it could be bulge or break open. A herniated disc is also referred to as a ruptured or slipped disc.
A herniated disc is most common in the lumbar spine (lower back) but some happen in the cervical spine (neck) and more rarely in the thoracic spine (upper back). The herniated disc can press against your spinal nerves and cause severe pain and numbness in parts of the body where the nerve travels. Oftentimes, herniated discs require surgical repair. A doctor can detect a herniated disc by asking questions about your symptoms and they can then confirm it by taking an MRI or CT scan.
If you have suffered a back or neck injury and have questions regarding your No-Fault Insurance coverage, please contact the lawyers at The Cromer Law Group, PLLC for a free consultation. Remember, we do not charge an attorney’s fees unless we collect for you. To contact an attorney at our firm to discuss your personal injury matter in confidence, please call (248) 809-6790 (day) or (313) 213-5875 (24-hours). You may also contact us by email.