Spinal Injury Impingement or Compression

Spinal cord impingement is a very painful and serious injury. The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves that serves as the “conduit” for neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Motor information like breathing, the body’s reflexes, processes, systems and movements are coordinated and controlled through this conduit. When the spinal cord or nerve roots are impinged or compressed, this can result in profound and debilitating pain and loss of function.

The spinal cord is encircled and protected by the vertebral column. This bony column consists of 33 bones, called vertebrae, separated from each other by discs that act as “shock absorbers.” Discs are comprised of a center (nucleus pulposus) and an outer fibrous layer (annulus fibrosus). Discs are referred to as “herniated” either when the annulus is bulging or protruding when the nucleus migrates through a tear in the annulus (aka HNP or herniated nucleus pulposus). The result can be pressure on, or compression of, the spinal cord, or spinal cord impingement. Spinal cord impingement can result in a wide range of different symptoms and disabilities, depending on the location of the impingement.

If you have suffered an injury that resulted in spinal cord impingement due to someone’s negligence, contact the Tulsa personal injury lawyers at The Rode Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation for your spinal injury including recovery for:

  • 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 employment
  • loss of health insurance
  • loss of employer retirement contributions
  • loss of earning capacity
  • loss of business
  • loss of ability to perform household services
  • loss of consortium
  • other injury-related expenses

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