Delaware Herniated, Bulging & Ruptured Disc Injury Attorney
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Delaware
The spinal cord and the brain comprise the Central Nervous System (CNS) and they connect at the base of the skull. In descending order the spinal cord is comprised of 4 sections: the Cervical Nerves (C),Thoracic Nerves (T), Lumbar Nerves (L) & Sacral Nerves (S). The spine connects the nervous system to various other systems within the body and is responsible for things such as muscle control, motor skills and cognitive functions. An injury to the spinal column can potentially impair the overall quality of life of the victim. After an accident injuring the spinal cord common signs & symptoms can include numbness, tingling & shooting pains in the corresponding extremities, appendages and digits. Often times these signs & symptoms occur sometime after the accident. This is where the knowledge of a skilled, experienced Delaware Personal Injury Lawyer will benefit you.
If you, a family member of loved one have suffered a disc injury in an accident caused by someone else please call The Freibott Law Firm at 302 633 9000 in New Castle County, Delaware or Kent County, Delaware. In Sussex County, Delaware please call 302 227 9559. Mr. Freibott can also be reached via email by clicking here. Mr. Freibott knows the seriousness of a back injury and a herniated disc injury. He will fight aggressively for your rights and obtain you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to. Call The Freibott Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation regarding your Delaware BUlging Disc Injury Claim.
From top to bottom down the vertebral/spinal column:
- C-Spine supplies movement & sensation to the arms, neck & upper trunk
- T-Spine innervates the trunk and the abdomen
- L & S Nerves supply nervous tissue to the legs, bladder, bowels as well as sexual organs
Common Causes of Delaware Back Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Injuries in the Workplace
- Slip & Falls/Premises Liability
- Recreational Accidents
- Blunt Trauma
Diagnosing a Back Injury
Diagnosing a minor back injury can sometimes be as simple as a discussion with the injured party where they subjectively describe what happened to them and where the pain is. Other methods of diagnosing neck and back injuries is through the use of injection therapy such as epidural shots where an anti-inflammatory steroid is injected into the inflamed area. Determining the extent of a more severe back injury frequently involves the use of diagnostic technologies such as an MRI or CAT scan. These help to objectively determine the level of damage to the spinal cord and its surrounding tissue. Unfortunately a back injury does not always present itself right away. The symptoms are not always acute and may take some time to develop. However the sooner the appropriate tests can be performed the sooner an appropriate treatment plan can be prescribed and the sooner the injured party will feel relief and be able to return to their daily lives.
Common Treatment of Back Injuries
Treating a back injury frequently requires a conservative treatment plan. It may involve an evaluation by an orthopedist and a physical therapy referral. Often times back injuries improve over time. Others may require medication & pain management as well as injection/inflammation therapy. More severe neck & back injuries such as pinched nerves or herniated discs may require surgery to relieve the pressure to the damaged discs. This in turn may help to relieve the injured parties pain symptoms.
Spinal Disc Injuries
Herniated & bulging discs are serious and painful conditions that cause significant pain & limit mobility. They are often referred to as a pinched nerve, bulging disc, ruptured disc or a slipped disc. A damaged spinal disc exerts pressure on nerves within the spinal column. This pressure is directly responsible for any pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities the injured victim feels after the injury occurred. The section of the spine ( C, T, L or S) the ruptured disc is located determines where any pain or irritation is experienced as each section innervates a different area of the body.
Contact a Delaware Back Injury Lawyer
Wilmington, Delaware Injury Lawyer Frederick S. Freibott has over 20 years experience handling those suffering from back injuries including all types of disc injuries, spinal column fractures and degenerative disc disease. Mr. Freibott and his staff have the knowledge & experience to review pertinent medical records in an effort to help determine the value of your claim. They collaborate with doctors, nurses & medical experts to demonstrate the extent of the victim's injury. Mr. Freibott can be reached at 302 633 9000. Or, you can click here to email the firm.
The Freibott Law Firm handles herniated disc injury and slipped disc accident cases in all Delaware counties including: New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. This includes all cities, towns & suburbs such as: Wilmington, Newark, New Castle, Stanton, Newport, Claymont, Hockessin, Pike Creek, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Harrington, Georgetown, Lewes, Milton, Laurel, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Laurel, Delmar, Dagsboro and Ocean View.