Herniated Disc Caused by a Car Collision
One of the many injuries that can happen to the back is a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when the jelly-like center of the disc ruptures and begins to leak. After rupture, the herniated disc can irritate the surrounding nerve. When the disc pushes on a nerve, it can cause pain to the back and legs. The location where the person feels pain will depend upon the area of the back where the disc is herniated.
In a car collision, force is applied to the back. All of this force is applied in the matter of a split second. This force applied to the back can cause a herniated disc.
Many injured hope their pain will fade after an injury. However, after a car collision where the disc has been ruptured the pain will not go away unless steps are taken to fix the problem. One of the potential steps to fix the disc is surgery.
If you have suffered an injury in a car collision, you can consult with Herrick & Hart. We have been helping the injured for over 70 years. We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.