Neck, Back & Spinal Injuries Lawyer Phoenix, AZ
Suffered a Serious Neck, Back or Spinal Injury?
Few injuries can be as seriously debilitating as those closest to your spinal cord. Victims can suffer chronic neck, or back pain as a result of an accident, the effects can last a lifetime and interfere with every part of their life.
If you have suffered a serious neck, back, spinal cord damage as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful action, then you do not have to carry the burden alone.
Experienced, Effective Personal Injury Representation
Paul Englander has been litigating personal injury cases throughout Arizona for more than 40 years, and we have built a reputation for success. We strive to meet and exceed expectations, and are proud of what our former clients have to say about our work.
We have decades of experience handling personal injury cases involving nerve damage, paralysis or neck, back or spinal cord damage, most often as a result of:
- Auto accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Improperly maintained premises
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle and recreational vehicle accidents
- And other serious injury and wrongful death claims
Lumbar Herniated Discs from Car Collisions
Car crashes can result in traumatic injury to the lumbar region of the lower back. In more severe cases, the traumatic injury may result in a herniated disc in the spine’s lumbar region. A herniated disc occurs when the discs that sit between vertebrae in the spine are pushed out of place. A herniated disc can also be referred to as a slipped disc or a ruptured disc.
Depending upon the location of the disc, severe symptoms can result in ongoing limitations, common symptoms include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, tingling, aching, or burning sensations. These symptoms can be localized to the herniated disc or radiate.
A herniated disc caused by a car crash is most likely to be found in the spine’s lumbar region, the forces exerted in a car crash may be felt near the center of your body. Due to the proximity to the lower half of the body and the lumbar region’s role in mobility, a lumbar herniated disc may be associated with difficulty or pain while walking. Further, pain can be worsened with specific movements, while standing, sitting, or walking.
With severe herniated disc cases, there may be loss of nerve control in the lower back and legs. Loss of nerve control in these areas can result in loss of bladder or bowel control, as well as the loss of sensation in the thighs and legs.
Treatments for herniated discs may include medication, physical therapy, or surgery. Over the counter medications such as ibuprofen may help with symptom management. A physician may recommend physical therapy which can be useful to attempt increase range of motion and strength.
When a patient is suffering weakness, numbness, or uncontrolled pain, surgical intervention may be required. The surgical intervention includes removal of either part of the disc or the entire disc, or a fusion of the spine. Disc fusion is an invasive surgery that may fail and may possibly require further surgery.
A personal injury lawyer can investigate liability, injuries and damages claims following a crash.
An Attorney Who Will Fight for You
Even a mild injury to your neck, back or spinal cord can affect your ability to function profoundly. You can lose the ability to work, or enjoy time with your family, or drive a car or even walk.
If you’ve suffered an injury like this because of the actions of another person, then you need a lawyer who will work for you and with you; an attorney who is experienced at recovering damages and who has built a reputation for success.
Call our office at 602.266.7986 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to find out how the Law Office of Paul Englander can help you recover damages from your injury today.