Regardless of the speed at which the vehicle or vehicles are going at impact, every car accident places the people involved at risk for injury simply because of the trauma the body goes through in such a situation. For example, the jolt delivered during a car accident in Florida can have enough force to push a disk in your back out of alignment. This can be extremely painful and can lead to a number of side effects that you might not even associate with a spinal cord injury.
Here are some common symptoms that could suggest you have a herniated disk, a type of spinal cord injury that is sometimes referred to as a “slipped” disk:
- Arm, leg, or neck pain that feels like an “electric shock”
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle weakness
These are only a few of the symptoms that often accompany a herniated disk, and they could indicate any number of other conditions as well. Further, you could still have a herniated disk even if you aren’t experiencing any of these symptoms. Only a medical professional can properly diagnose your injury.
It’s important to see your doctor right away following a traumatic event such as a car accident. First and foremost, you want to make sure your spine and the rest of your body is healthy. Second, if you did sustain injuries, you need to get prompt medical treatment so you can regain your health and prevent any long-term damage to your body. Third, if you fail to see a doctor within a certain period of time after the accident, you could miss your window of opportunity for filing a claim, which means you could wind up paying for someone else’s mistake.
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