If You’ve Sustained a Herniated Disk in a New Mexico Car Accident
Car accidents happen every day across the U.S. and cause serious injuries to those involved, some of which involve our bones, brain, chest, and even spinal cords. When you are involved in a car accident, there is little protection for your spine. You might feel a pain in your back that is either slight or severe and decide that you are going to seek medical attention. In the blink of an eye, your life could be forever changed due to a herniated disk.
What is a Herniated Disk in the Spine?
If you take a look at the picture of your spine, you will see a series of protective bones known as vertebrae. Between the vertebrae (because they can’t fit together on their own) there is sometimes known as disks, which prevent bones from rubbing with one another, which supports your ability to move. However, as we age or traumatic events take place, a herniated disk can rupture, which will cause serious results to the person impacted by these accidents. Your spine has less protection and can be easily harmed once a disk has herniated, which is why it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately following an accident, especially if you believe your spine is in danger.
When pressure is applied to a nerve, there is no doubt that you will feel some type of pain, some of which might be minor but nagging and other pains that will keep you up all night. When you have a herniated disk, you are at risk for something known as sciatica, which can make it impossible to walk or function in many ways. If you received these impacts on your life due to the negligence of another driver, it is time to speak with an attorney about your options.
Treatment for Your Herniated Disk
If you receive rest, a herniated disk can heal on its own, especially when you are not moving constantly and putting more pressure on the area. However, life does not stop after a car accident. There is always a chance that you could reinjure your back or make your injuries worse if you absolutely have to return to work or you are unable to seek therapy and treatment for your back. If things do not return to normal, you could receive damage that you will live with the rest of your life, which could even become permanent and disabling in nature.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Herniated disks should always be taken seriously, as any injury to your spine or that specific area can have a huge impact on everything you do. Because of this, it is imperative that you seek the help of a personal injury attorney after you have been injured in a New Mexico car accident. Nothing compares to the pain that you might be feeling after a serious accident and we want to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us at Will Ferguson & Associates for the help you deserve at (505) 243-5566.