Spinal Injury Lawyer
Written by Joseph A. Nagy
Pain from a spinal injury can be confused with soft tissue pain. The type of pain is usually distinct, however so you should describe the pain to your doctor. My name is Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced spinal injury lawyer, located in Edmonton and serving central and northern Alberta.
I have represented many hundreds of clients with spinal injuries, including clients with severe spinal cord injuries. A spinal injury is best identified by MRI and orthopedic assessment. I can arrange these referrals for you at no cost as part of the ongoing management of your case.
I use many different personal injury experts in my practice. I use these personal injury experts to help my clients win better settlements.
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The column of vertebrae that composes your spine is identified based on location.
- Cervical vertebrae are in your upper spine and neck.
- Thoracic vertebrae are in your middle spine and back.
- Lumbar vertebrae are in your lower spine and back.
- The sacrum and coccyx are fused bones at the bottom of the spinal column.
Vertebrae are separated by round, spongy pads of cartilage called disks. Disks function like shock absorbers throughout your spinal column and cushion your vertebrae with movement. They contract with downward pressure and expand when your back stretches. The analus fibrosus is a tough outer portion which surrounds the nucleus pulposus, a soft inner gel material. These disks and the space between the bones that they fill give the lower back flexibility.
Damage to the disk can cause the soft rubbery centre to bulge out of the outer layer. This spinal injury is called a herniated disc. If the expanding center presses on nearby nerves, the herniated disc can cause severe pain. A tear in tough outer portion of the disk is called an annular tear.
If you have suffered a spinal injury, you need to protect yourself. Call Joseph A. Nagy. Edmonton spinal injury lawyer!
To learn more about how Joe can help you, read the Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Edmonton Injury Lawyer by Joseph A. Nagy.