Thursday, June 21, 2012


I've highlighted some injuries commonly sustained by the victims of Maryland car accidents.You'll see some medical terminology in this article. But make no mistake, I'm not a doctor, and nothing in this article is medical advice, and should not be used as such. These materials are presented for general, educational purposes only. If you've been injured in Maryland car accident, by all mean seek the care and attendance of a qualified physician without delay.

Maryland car accident lawyers have seen myriad labels applied to this condition: slipped disc, pinched nerve, ruptured disc, bulging disc, protrusion, disc bulge without frank herniation.  The spinal column is composed of bony structures known as vertebra, and in between each is a "disc" that acts as a cushion. The spinal cord is located inside, and is protected by the spinal column. Nerves branch off the cord. When the disc is injured, material from inside the disc can be forced outside the disc. This material can press on the nerves, or the cord, causing symptoms. Baltimore car accidents can certainly cause a disc to rupture.  Maryland car accident lawyers frequently see accident victims with complaints of pain, pins and needles, tingling, shocking, numbness. This is often referred to a radiculopathy. If the disc injury is in the neck, these symptoms typically occur in the arm. If the disc injury is in the back, these symptoms typically occur in the legs. It's interesting, but most people over a given age have herniated discs, as the aging process can cause herniations as well. It gets more interesting because many people with herniated discs have no symptoms. Seasoned Maryland car accident lawyers certainly know that the size of the disc herniation is not related to the amount of pain experienced by their clients, and that some injury victims have debilitating back and neck pain, but tests show no hernitated discs.

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