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28Dec2018

Can an accident cause a herniated disc?

by James Holliday, posted in Uncategorized

 

Trauma from an accident can cause what’s known as a herniated disc. In the cervical spine between the vertebral bodies of these bones, there’s a cushion, or what we call the disc and, often times in a car wreck or a trip and fall accident, it can cause the disc to actually pop out and press on the nerve.

 

That can be a permanent condition resulting to what’s known as radiculopathy, pain or numbness shooting down in extremity. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, please give me a call and we’ll sit down and figure out if you have a case together.

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