A herniated disc can cause excruciating pain for accident victims who have been injured in a San Diego accident. A California injury lawyer may be able to help you if your injuries were the result of someone else's negligence, recklessness, or failure to adhere to safety standards.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Herniated Disc

When treating a herniated disc, your physician may recommend that you go to physical therapy to improve your ability to move your neck and back. Physical therapy treatment plans usually include bespoke therapeutic exercises, such as repeated neck retraction for your pain and condition that will help you reduce and prevent further pain or discomfort.

You will also be taught how to maintain proper alignment of your back while sitting, standing, and lying down, which can help prevent further pain from improper back support.

Oral medications as well as those that are injected by your doctor (such as epidural steroid injections) are usually prescribed to reduce pain, discomfort, or inflammation.

When a Herniated Disc Requires Surgery after a San Diego Accident

When a victim of a herniated disc loses control of bowel and bladder function, it may indicate cauda equina syndrome, a medical emergency that may require surgery. The most common surgical procedure is a discectomy, which includes the removal of part or the entire ruptured disc.

In the event of surgery, expenses can become extremely high. It's important that you contact a California injury lawyer who can help you pursue compensation through an accident claim that can defray the high cost of medical services and procedures you need.

Surgeries are typically considered "last resort" options and it's important to note that many patients with ruptured or herniated discs improve naturally overtime without surgical interference.

If you have been injured in a San Diego accident and are suffering from a ruptured or herniated disc, you should speak with a California injury lawyer as soon as you are able to.

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