The attorneys at The Rode Law Firm have extensive experience in aggressively representing clients with ruptured disc injuries in the Tulsa and surrounding areas. If you have ruptured disc injuries from an auto accident, work-related accident, or another accident caused by the negligence of others, you have a right to compensation.
If you have been involved in a car accident, boat accident, motorcycle accident or work related accident and are having neck pain with pain or numbness in your arms or hands or low back pain with pain or numbness in your legs or feet, you may have suffered one of several types of disc injuries.
If you have suffered a disc injury, this is not something you should try and “work through” and wait and see if the pain will not go away without proper treatment. Back and neck injuries are serious, and you should seek immediate medical attention. Typical symptoms of disc injuries include the following:
Disc injuries in the neck: If the injured disc is in the patient’s neck, the patient can have pain, numbness, tingling, funny sensations, and/or weakness/loss of strength in the shoulders, arms and/or hands. This is because the nerve roots that exit from the spine in the neck provide the nerve distribution for the shoulders, arms and hands. Patients often describe these symptoms as not being able to feel things with their fingers and often drop things.
Disc injuries in the back: If the disc injury is in the patient’s low back then the patient can have pain, numbness, tingling, funny sensations, and/or weakness/loss of strength in the low back, hips, thighs, calves and feet. This is because the nerves that exit from the spine in the low back provide the nerve distribution from the low back to the hips and all the way down to the feet. Patients often describe these symptoms as pain shooting down the legs and a feeling of weakness in the legs.
Individuals with any of these or other symptoms of ruptured disc injuries should immediately see a doctor and request whether an MRI is appropriate. Proper diagnostic studies conducted within 2-3 months will put you on the road to recovery. You should also contact an experienced Tulsa back injury attorney to ensure that an insurance company does not attempt to claim that the cause of the ruptured disc injuries was something other than the accident or work injury. All too often, insurance companies will try to get you to settle for less than you deserve.
Only experienced Tulsa disc injury attorneys will be able to provide you with professional legal representation so that you are fully compensated for your property damages, medical bills (from emergency visits, doctor visits, chiropractors, physical therapy and surgery), pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent injury, scarring and disfigurement, loss of income, loss of health insurance, loss of retirement contributions, loss of earning capacity, loss of business, loss of ability to perform household services and other injury-related expenses.
When dealing with ruptured disc injuries, time is of the essence. Don’t delay.