Spinal disc herniation (in Latin prolapsus disci intervertebralis, commonly called a slipped disc) is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (anulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings. Disc herniation is usually due to age-related degeneration of the anulus fibrosus, although trauma, lifting injuries, or straining have been implicated. Tears are almost always postero-lateral in nature owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal.
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  • Head and Brain Injuries in a Car Accident

    … is one form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and is caused by an impact or blow to the head in the seconds after a collision, resulting in bruising of the brain or even bleeding. As a result, micro hemorrhages are not uncommon, and swelling (known as edema) may be apparent after a medical exam. In such cases, you may need surgery to relieve brain…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    … to as a “slipped disk” or “spinal disc herniation.” Compression Fractures – These occur when the whole spinal column is forced to move down and into itself due to the impact of a collision. This then can lead to spinal bone fracture, spondylolisthesis, paralysis and more. Transverse Fracture – The spine, being flexible, can move to the left…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    … If you are experiencing back pain after a car accident, it can be indicative of a serious injury. Back pain is a common symptom of whiplash, spinal cord injury, rib fracture, disc herniation, or other physical ailments. According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S., accounting…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 37 readers -
  • How much can I receive after a rear end accident?

    … negligence in tailgating, inattention, intoxication, weather conditions, road defects, faulty brake lights, or unexpected construction zone.2 Regardless of the direct cause of a rear end collision, common injuries include whiplash, lower back injury, spinal column compression, disk herniation, face and head injuries such as a broken nose…

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