What Are the Long-term Effects of a Herniated Disc After an Auto Accident?
You may have never thought you would be injured in a car accident, but here you are in pain as a result of the herniated disc you suffered in the crash. You may be experiencing pulsating pain in your lower back, buttocks, and legs and are wondering if you face further painful symptoms down the road.
When a disc that separates the vertebrae slips out of place, it can put pressure on the large nerve that runs down the lower back and into the leg. This is why it is common for victims to feel pain in their lower back and legs all the way down to their toes. When a disc is putting pressure on spinal nerves, victims of auto accidents may feel any of the following effects:
- Lower back pain
- Leg pain
- Thigh and knee pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Tingling or pins and needles sensation
- Deep muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
- Bowel and bladder control issues
Sometimes the pain may start out small or manageable, which is why many people don’t seek treatment, hoping that the pain they are feeling goes away. Unfortunately, the pain associated with herniated disc injuries tends to get worse and increase in intensity. Sadly, if left untreated, permanent nerve damage and disabling injuries could result.
Not only can a lifetime of pain and permanent damage be the result of a herniated disc, but many are often left to suffer the financial costs of such injuries. Medical care and surgical costs to treat herniated discs are expensive, which is why innocent victims of car accidents shouldn’t be left to deal with the financial effects of these injuries.
Because a herniated disc is serious, it is critical to seek immediate medical attention and legal representation to counteract the effects. If you have questions about your potential injury claim, feel free to click on the live chat button on the screen.