After an auto collision, a disc herniation may occur. Disc injuries happen when the cushion-like discs that separates your vertebrae ruptures. The rupture is often not what causes pain – it is the protruding material that often contacts surrounding nerves that causes the most pain. More serious cases can experience numbness or a pin-and-needles sort of feeling. This is a relatively common condition that can occur anywhere along the spine but is most seen in the lower back or the neck region.
Pain can vary depending on the location and severity of the injury but is typically felt more one side of the body. After a car accident, disc herniations or disc bulging may compromise the spine. Our office has developed a protocol to diagnose disc injuries earlier so that precise treatment and rehabilitation can be put in place to prevent long term injuries. We consult with multiple experts to recognize all aspects of your injury and locate all problematic discs; some disc injuries do not cause pain, however, it is still important to treat the damaged discs to avoid future problems in movement or other further issues. At auto injury pain clinic our doctors will focus on properly identifying the areas needed to be treated and give you the pain relief you’ve been looking for.