Several bones, called vertebrae, stack up to form your spine. Between each vertebrae exist small pillows of cartilage called disks. Sometimes, often following an accident or injury, the inner portion of a disk can bulge out into the spine and press on a nerve, causing pain, weakness or numbness in the back, neck, shoulder, arm or leg.
This injury is known by many names, including a herniated, slipped, ruptured or bulging disk injury. Disk problems can occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, including crashes and rollovers.
Pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, leg, neck, shoulder, chest or arm, particularly that which gets worse as you sit, cough or sneeze. Untreated, herniated disks can cause bowel or bladder incontinence.
Contact us if you’re suffering from a herniated, slipped, ruptured, or bulging disk. Call Auto Accident Attorneys of Naples, Florida at (293) 298-8375 or contact us online for a free consultation.