How Slipped Disc Injuries Happen during a Bike Wreck
Back injuries are common after a motorcycle accident. A slipped disc not only causes intense pain, but can result in complications for years to come.
Today we’re taking a look at the slipped disc, what causes it, and how the recovery process looks. If you have been in a bike wreck, you need the Car Crash Captain on your side to ensure you get compensated for all of your financial losses.
What is a Slipped Disc?
A slipped disc is a catch-all term for damage to the discs that cushion the bones in your spine. These discs are made up of a soft inner portion, and a tough outer ring that holds all that inner stuff in. Injuries can cause the inner stuff to poke through the outer stuff.
A slipped, herniated, or prolapsed disc causes pain and discomfort and often requires surgery to fix it.
These cushions pad the bones of the spine so they don’t bump against each other, or scrape when you bend and twist.
How does a Slipped Disc Occur in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents put your body through a lot of trauma. You bend and twist in ways that your body isn’t used to, or simply cannot handle.
When you slam into a vehicle or the pavement, the discs in your back go through a whole lot of pressure. Just like other parts of your body, too much pressure causes bruising, swelling, and tearing.
As that disc bulges, it can slip – break free from that outer ring – or pinch the nerves in your back.
The result in both instances is a lot of pain, numbness, and discomfort.
What is the Recovery Process for a Slipped Disc?
Depending on the severity of your slipped disc, there are a few options that your doctor will discuss with you.
In some instances, the disc can heal all on its own. If it hasn’t torn through that outer ring, then it’s likely that it can heal without too much intervention.
If the pain is intense, often traveling down the spine into the legs and feet, your doctor may perform steroid injections to help decrease inflammation and encourage the disc to heal.
In many instances, however, there is too much damage to the disc and surgery is required. The surgeon will repair the disc, and then you’re on a long road to recovery with minimized movement until your back is strong again.
Herbert Law Group Helps Motorcycle Accident Victims
After a motorcycle wreck, insurance is there to pay for any financial loss you incur.
The problem, however, is that most people don’t know the full extent of their financial losses. These things can take years to fully heal. And in instances like a slipped disc, further surgery might be necessary in the future. Insurance companies are counting on the fact that you won’t realize that you need more than just today’s hospital bills covered.
That’s precisely why you need Herbert Law Group on your side.
With an expert team of attorneys, we know just what to look for, and can argue for a more substantial settlement that will fully compensate you for your losses.