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Disc Injury

One of the most common injuries from a car accident is a disc injury.  Disc injuries can be very serious, painful, and sometimes permanent.  Most new disc injuries go unnoticed or simply cause minor back pain which may be interpreted, by the client, as a pulled muscle or a soft tissue injury from their car accident.  Often times an X-ray or radiographic examination does not reveal disc injuries.  Your medical doctor may have to order an MRI to see the full extent of injury to the discs.  Some disc injuries cause severe pain which might alarm a person enough to seek medical treatment.  Treatment for disc injuries include traction, physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery.

A disc injury can be a painful and debilitating experience.  Discs act as the shock absorbers for the spine.  Disc injuries from a car accident can take the form of a disc bulge, disc herniation or disc rupture.  Disc injuries from car accidents are far more common than most people would believe.  In fact, many people do not even know they have a disc injury.

Disc injuries can be as minor as a bulge that resolves itself within a couple of months to as serious as necessitating steroid injections and even surgery.  The more serious disc injuries can cause neurological symptoms and affect the spinal nerve root.

It is critical to be evaluated by a capable and qualified physician who will take a complete medical history, perform a physical exam, and order the appropriate diagnostic test to determine the extent of the injury and the necessary course of treatment. 

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