Are there ongoing effects of a herniated disc?

Unfortunately, even a minor herniated disc injury can lead to a lifetime of complications and pain. While it is rare, some people require ongoing pain management after their accident, and for the rest of their lives.

While most people can overcome the immediate effects of a herniated disc with non-invasive treatment, these injuries are often re-aggravated with stress, minor injury, or overexertion. The initial injury leaves the area more susceptible to damage, and it will require much less force to cause the disc to herniate again in the future.

There are also other ways a herniated disc from a serious accident can have devastating effects on your life. With the chance of ongoing pain and the risk of re-injury, a herniated disc can put a great financial burden on you and your family. Even with health insurance, out-of-pocket costs for medical treatment add up quickly, especially if your injury prevents you from working.

Should I consider a lawyer?

Atlanta car accident attorney Jason R. Schultz can help you get the compensation you deserve if you suffered a herniated disc or other injury because of the negligence of another. As the victim of a serious accident, you have the right to file a Georgia personal injury claim to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today at 404-474-0804 to learn more.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.