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Herniated Disc Back Injuries
A herniated disc is a rupture in its central region. Given the significance of these discs in their placement on the spinal column, it should not be surprising that any damage to them can cause a great deal of pain, not to mention of ability to move normally. It is important for a claimant with a herniated disc to seek the assistance of a New Jersey back injury attorney.
Discs and Their Function
Discs are round in shape and serve as cushioning to the vertebrae. This reduces the risk that the spinal column will be injured during movement. Bending, lifting of weight, twisting, and stretching put a strain on the back which, without these discs, would damage vertebrae.
When Discs Are Injured
While age causes discs to lose some of their function, many ruptures, or herniated discs, occur in accidents. When the accident is caused by the negligence of someone else, a New Jersey back injury attorney may be able to assist the victim in gaining compensation for medical costs, loss of income, pain, suffering, and more. Among the most common accidents which lead to herniated discs are:
What is particularly serious about disc injuries is that once they become damaged they may not heal properly, if at all. Surgery is often necessary which may involve fusing, thus permanently reducing the victim’s movement.
If You Have Been Injured
If you suffer a herniated disc injury due to the negligence of another, New Jersey back injury attorney Dan Matrafajlo may be able to help. Mr. Matrafajlo is an experienced attorney who will fight to help you gain compensation. Call 908-248-4404 today to arrange a free consultation.