Did you suffer an accident that caused a herniated disc, or was an existing disc injury worsened by an accident? If the answer to that question is yes, then you may be suffering from a compressed spinal nerve injury. Pain and other symptoms that come along with a compressed nerve can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Chronic pain can be debilitating. It can also prevent you from working or enjoying any other activity.
It is important to talk to a spinal cord injury attorney today so that you will be able to get compensated for your losses. Zimmerman & Frachtman provides representation for people who have suffered a back injury. We will determine who can be held responsible for your injuries. We will also help you get compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, suffering and pain. Contact us, so you will be able to find out more.
Symptoms And Causes of Compressed Nerves
A spinal nerve can be compressed as the result of a herniated disc. It can also be caused by a slip and fall accident, workplace accident or construction accident. The symptoms you experience depend on where the injury is located in the spine. Below are some examples of the symptoms you may experience:
- Back or neck pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Difficulty coordinating the hands or feet
- Bowel or bladder problems
- Numbness or weakness in the extremities
These symptoms may result in permanent or temporary disability. You may be unable to perform the activities of daily living or return to work. The treatment recommended depends on the severity of the injury. Physical therapy, pain management and steroids are some of the treatments recommended. If those treatments fail, then surgery may be performed. Surgery can help alleviate a compressed or pinched nerve. Our firm will help seek compensation so that you will be able to cover your medical expenses. If you want to know more about how we can help you, then you should contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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