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Suffering a Herniated Disc After a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (Part B)

Symptoms of Herniated Disc After a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania

If the disc is not compressing a nerve, you may experience aches in the lower back region or you may have no pain at all. If the disc is compressing a nerve, you could experience weakness, pain, numbness, or tingling in a specific part of your body, depending on where the nerve that is being compressed connects to. For instance, if you have a herniated disc in your neck, you may experience symptoms in your chest, shoulders, or arms.

Other common symptoms of a herniated disc can include:

  • muscle spasms;
  • severe muscle pain; and
  • loss of bladder and/or bowel control caused by a serious type of nerve compression, "cauda equine syndrome." 

Treatment of Herniated Discs from a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania 

The overall goals of treating any type of herniated disc injury resulting from a construction accident in Pennsylvania are all relatively the same: to relieve pain, prevent re-injury, and to get the patient back to his or her life; however, a herniated disc from a construction accident in Pennsylvania can be treated in many different kinds of ways, depending on the type, severity, and location of the injury.

Many herniated discs are caused by inflammation, so many patients with lower back hernias recover within a few weeks but it may take a few months to fully recover.

Treatment for a herniated disc usually involves: 

  • rest;
  • physical therapy;
  • visiting with chiropractors; and
  • prescription medication.  

Be sure to keep your Philadelphia construction lawyer aware of your course of treatment and provide him or her with copies of your medical records to keep your accident file fully updated.

For the individuals with a herniated disc whose symptoms last longer, surgery may be the only option. Your doctor will advise you when this last resort option is your most viable chance to relieve yourself of the pain caused by a construction accident in Pennsylvania.

Help from a Philadelphia Construction Lawyer

If you have been severely injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia construction lawyer can assist you. You shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia construction lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. A Philadelphia construction lawyer is ready to provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 877-944-8396.

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