Herniated discs may occur as a result of back or neck injuries. A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (the disks) between the
individual bones (the vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a crack in the tougher exterior. A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. Surgery may be required to correct the problem. A heavy strain or increased pressure to the lower back, or sudden neck twisting movements, may cause a disc to bulge or herniate. Car collisions and fall accidents can cause this type of injury. In the case of a herniated disc, one should seek prompt medical attention. Treatment may range from pain medication to various modalities of physical therapy to surgery. If you have sustained such injuries in an accident or by someone else’s wrongdoing, you need Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC, a top rated New York personal injury law firm to responsively and zealously represent and fight for you. Michael Manoussos is a Life Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the top trial lawyers in America. We are serious lawyers who seriously represent our clients for serious money.