In previous blogs, the Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have talked about what is known as a soft tissue injury to a traffic accident victim’s neck and back. Basically the muscles and ligaments in the neck and back are strained because of a violent front and then back whipping of the car accident victim’s head and body . Often besides pain that is localized in the neck or back a clent will experience pain that radiates from the neck into the arms or hands. Also numbness in the hands or fingers or a tingling sensation will be felt. Sometimes pain in the low back will radiate in to the legs and numbness may be felt in the feet. The personal injury that the client has probably sustained is known as a herniated disc. In between the vertebrae are discs that keep the vertebrae from touching each other and provide a cushion for the back. When one of these liquid filled discs gets out of place and shifts this is known as a bulge or in more severe cases as a disc herniation. Along the spine run the nerve endings of the back. If a disc gets out of place and impinges on a nerve, this will cause pain in the neck or back along with radiating pain. Physical therapy and medications will probably not help here and other methods will have to be used to get well. We will address those in next week’s blog.
If you have been injured in a car accident and have pain in your back that radiates, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will make sure you can obtain the medical treatment you need and the money you deserve.