Radiculopathy from a Car Accident:
Automobile accidents are a common cause personal injury here in Ohio. Many of these accidents result in serious medical conditions like radiculopathy. Also known as a “pinched nerve,” radiculopathy is when a nerve along the spinal cord is compressed. This causes pain and other symptoms that radiate from the source of injury to other parts of the body, such as the shoulders, arms, or legs.
Several injuries may compress spinal nerves, causing radiculopathy:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Bone spurs
- And more
If you or your loved one was injured in an automobile accident caused by another driver, hire an attorney. A Columbus auto accident attorney at Bressman Law will investigate your accident and help you prove that it caused your injury.
While radiculopathy may be the result of wear and tear on the spine, in many cases it is the result of a traumatic injury. Bressman Law will help counter any assertions by the insurance company that your condition is unrelated to your accident. This may include securing expert testimony, presenting medical records from after your wreck, and more.
File an Injury Claim to Account for All the Effects of Radiculopathy
Symptoms of radiculopathy may include:
These symptoms may originate in the spine at the source of the injury, but as noted above, can radiate into the extremities.
Many people experiencing the symptoms of a pinched nerve struggle to work. The symptoms can even make work difficult for office workers. They may have to take time off of work to receive treatment and heal.
This leads to lost income, and while many recover within several weeks, it could even reduce future earning capacity for some people. This creates a financial burden for accident victims who also must address the cost of treatment. Treatments might include conservative approaches like physical therapy and medication, or surgical options if these non-invasive methods are unsuccessful.
Take Action: Hire Bressman Law for Injury Claim Representation
Bressman Law will help you account for all of the damages you experience as a result of your injury. From lost wages to medical treatment to pain and suffering, we will seek compensation for the full value of your short- and long-term damages.
We are dedicated to helping Ohio families recover damages when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Contact us today to set up a consultation: 877-538-1116.