Whats the Difference in a Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc?

A back or neck injury is quite common when someone is hurt in a car wreck. Pain in the lower back tends to be the most common because the lower back bears most of the twisting and turning throughout the day. However, a person hurt in a car wreck can experience pain in the neck (cervical), upper back (thoracic), and lower back (lumber) areas. These are often called a Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc.

Medical professionals don’t agree to the exact definition of a herniated or bulging disc (sometimes spelled disks), and the terms are often used interchangeably. Similarly, you may hear the terms slipped disc, ruptured disc, degenerative disc, and pinched nerve used to describe similar back problems.

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HOW DOES AUTO CRASH CAUSE A HERNIATED DISC?​

The stress put on the spine during an automobile accident can result in a Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc (also often called a slipped disc or ruptured disc). The trauma from the impact of the vehicles during a car wreck can cause the disc that separates your back bones to move out of place. The disc can press against the spinal nerves and cause mild to severe pain and suffering. The pain produced can radiate into the neck, back, legs, hands and feet.

The insurance adjuster may try to tell you that a herniated disc and a bulging disc are two different things. However, the terms are often used interchangeably by the medical profession and a bulging disc to a radiologist may be called a protruding disc to a physician.

You should always hire an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. Injuries to the spine can cause lifelong problems, and it is important that you hire an Attorney that understand how to get you ALL the compensation you are entitled to.

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Attorney Everett Pepper