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Alabama Job Injury Herniated Disc

One of the most frequent job injuries we deal with involve Alabama workers who have suffered a herniated disc as the result of a job accident. If you live in Alabama and have suffered a herniated disc as the result of a work injury, you most likely will need the services of an experienced Alabama Job Injury attorney in your pursuit of Alabama workers' compensation benefits as a herniated disc (also called a herniated disk, a herniated nucleus pulposus, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, a slipped disc, a ruptured disc, a pinched nerve and sometimes misdiagnosed as a disc bulge) can be a serious injury.

A herniated disk refers to the situation where the cushions (disc) between the bones (vertebrae) of your spinal cord, or the vertebrae themselves, are damaged due to injury or disease, causing the disc to be squeezed out from beneath the vetebraes. Many people have herniated disks, but do not experience any symptoms (they are asymptomatic), this is because the extruded disc material has not yet come into contact with the nerves running down your spine. When the disc contacts a nerve, pain ensues. Depending on what level your herniation is located (cervical/neck, thoracic/upper back or lumbar/lower back), pain can run down your right or left arm, right or left leg, can effect your hands, feet, fingers, toes and can cause numbness as well.

Generally, a herniated disc is caused by either (1) degenerative disc disease or (2) a traumatic injury. In the situation where you have suffered a job injury which led to back pain, your herniation was the result of a job accident; however, many times the Alabama Job Injury lawyers at Powell and Denny have had cases where the workers compensation adjuster claimed that the injured worker's herniation was due to degenerative disc disease and was not related to a job injury, but this is usually a red herring as in many situations, people are already suffering from degenerative disc disease, but are asymptomatic, and a work related injury causes an aggravation or a worsening to the pre-existing degenerative disc disease of the spine. If a job related injury aggravates your underlying degenerative disc disease, causing a herniated disc, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

If you have suffered a herniated disk as the result of a job accident, but you are being given the run around by workers comp as to whether your injury was pre existing or the medical treatment you have been prescribed is being denied, you don't have to go through this ordeal alone. The Alabama Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to assist you in your workers compensation claim.

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