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What is a Herniated Disc?

A common injury in accident cases is a “herniated disc.” The spine is made up of interlocking bones that surround the spinal cord, called “vertebrae.” In between each vertebrae is a disc; if your spine is stressed or injured, one or more discs may bulge out and press on the nerves in your spinal cord. This causes severe pain, which may be felt in the neck and/or the back.

Most surgeons first try injecting pain-killing, anti-inflammation drugs into the area surrounding the disc. If this does not relieve the pain, then the surgeon may remove the disc and fuse together the two vertebrae the disc had separated. This is a serious operation.

If you have suffered a back injury, or any other serious injury, in an accident, and would like more information, please call us at Stokes & Kopitsky. We have the experience and knowledge needed to handle the most serious and complicated accidental injury cases. We are available 24/7, and offer a free consultation. If we take your case, we advance all costs, and there is no fee unless and until we obtain an award or settlement for you. We are here to help you. Please call us toll-free at 800-700-5050 for experienced, caring, high-quality legal help.

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