Were you aware that lumbar herniations are more common than you might believe? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there are approximately 5 to 30 cases per 1,000 adults each year. Of these cases, it’s believed that between one to three percent are lumbar herniated discs that are symptomatic. Although there are many causes of lumbar herniations, this type of injury is often seen after an accident.
If you have recently suffered a lumbar herniation or suspect that you have, this article will be insightful. We’re going to discuss everything you should know about a lumbar herniation, including if this type of injury is permanent.
However, after reading, should you decide, you would like to try and seek compensation for your lumbar herniation, you can speak to a Tampa personal injury attorney from Hancock Injury Attorneys.
What Is A Lumbar Herniation?
Before we can determine if a lumbar herniation is permanent, we need to discuss this type of injury. According to the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a lumbar herniation is a slipped or ruptured disc in the back.
Your injury can be referred to as a lumbar herniation if your spinal disc’s soft and spongy interior portion has broken through the disc’s hard exterior.
Usually, you can experience multiple symptoms if this has occurred, including numbness, pain, weakness, and tingling. This is because the slipped or ruptured lumbar disc places pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that extend out of your spinal cord.
Is A Lumbar Herniation A Permanent Injury?
Now that you know what a lumbar herniation is, it’s time to discuss if this type of injury is permanent. Unfortunately, one of the reasons why a lumbar herniation is considered serious is because it can cause permanent damage.
If you have this type of injury and don’t get surgery, you will likely be left with limitations and serious pain throughout your life. Should you choose to have surgery, you could experience fewer limitations and less pain, but it’s unlikely that you will recover the normal function of your back without pain.
In most instances, if you have suffered a lumbar herniation, you will need to be placed on pain medication and will likely have to attend lifelong physical therapy sessions to manage your back pain. Since these sessions will cost you a pretty penny, it is best to seek legal help to gain compensation if your lumbar herniation was caused in an accident because of someone else’s negligence.
Seek Help From A Tampa Personal Injury Attorney For Your Lumbar Herniation Injury
Ultimately a lumbar herniation is a severe injury that is often permanent. If you have sustained this type of back injury because of someone else’s negligence, you should speak with a Tampa personal injury attorney.
An attorney from Hancock Injury Attorneys can help you file a lawsuit against a negligent party or pursue any other sources of compensation for your injuries and losses. We are eager to assist you so that you can begin your journey to recovery, so get in contact with us today.