A close cousin to herniated and ruptured disks is a bulging disk. These occur when the ligaments connecting the vertebrae in your spine stretch and allow a disk to stick out into the spinal canal. Although this can cause nerve damage, bulging disks tend to be painless. Fortunately, a bulging disk is far more common than the more painful herniated and ruptured disk.
Still, depending on the severity of the problem, treatment is much the same for all three disk problems. Ideally less invasive treatments such as rest, pain medication, heat or cold therapy and physical therapy are used. More severe cases may require surgery.
Personal injury lawyers have handled injuries that happen all at once as with an accident or over time due to aging or arthritis. The subsequent nerve damage causes pain, numbness, weakness or limited mobility. Be sure to record the extent of your injuries so that your personal injury lawyer can seek full compensation for them.
If the injury occurred suddenly or over time related to your job, a personal injury attorney may be your best chance at recovering compensation. There’s no doubt that your injury will cause you to suffer. The question is, will you contact a personal injury attorney to hold those responsible for your injures liable? Don’t wait. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area today.