Bulging disc in the neck after a car accident
Our injury attorney answers frequently asked questions on bulging cervical disc injuries
Michigan auto accident victims often suffer extreme pain as a result of bulging cervical disc injuries to the neck. To speak with an injury attorney now, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There is no cost or obligation.
Below are some FAQs about bulging discs in the neck:
- What is a cervical disc injury?
- What is a bulging cervical disc injury?
- What causes a bulging cervical disc injury?
- What is a herniated disc injury to the neck?
A cervical disc injury is an injury to a cervical disc (or cervical discs) separating the vertebrae in a person’s cervical spine, or, the area of a person’s spine that encompasses the person’s neck.
A person’s spine is made up of a column of bones called vertebrae, which are stacked one on top of the other. The bones or vertebrae form the spinal canal, which protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that carry messages from a person’s brain to the different parts of a person’s body.
In between each of the vertebrae are “rubbery cushions” called spinal discs, and, when healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine, keeping the spine flexible, according to the Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai.
A bulging cervical disc is a spinal disc in a person’s neck area that has “bulged” or extended outside its normal position between the cervical spine’s vertebrae. The “injury” part of a bulging cervical disc occurs when the bulging cervical disc compresses or puts pressure on the spinal cord (i.e., the nerves that carry messages from the brain to the different parts of a person’s body), which travels through the spinal canal.
The result is that a bulging cervical disc injury, like a herniated cervical disc injury, may cause an afflicted person to suffer pain.
The trauma of an auto accident can cause a bulging cervical disc injury.
A herniated cervical disc is a spinal disc in a person’s neck area that has herniated or worked its way out of its normal position between the cervical spine’s vertebrae and pushed into the spinal canal, according to the Mayo Clinic. Here’s more information about herniated discs.
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If you have a bulging disc injury to the neck as a result of another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
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