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

    … of medical care and rehabilitation, and our job is to help you and your family recover the compensation you need. While the brain is encased by a thick skull, trauma can still cause the fragile brain to move within the skull and compress, causing concussions, blunt force trauma, blood clots, brain stem herniation, and even strokes caused…

    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…

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  • 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?

    … There are several different types of automobile accidents that can occur depending on the circumstances surrounding the collision including side impacts, head-on accidents, multi-vehicle collisions, intersection crashes, accidents occurring when changing lanes, or rear end accidents.1 Collecting compensation for an auto accident claim can…

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