Automobile accidents can cause devastating orthopedic injuries that result in a lifetime of disability, physical pain, and financial difficulties. One of the more common conditions associated with automobile accidents is sciatica, a group of symptoms that several diagnoses may cause but commonly manifests as pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet.
What causes sciatica?
Your sciatic nerve goes from your spinal cord down through your buttock and the back of your legs. Sciatica commonly results from pressure placed on the sciatic nerve roots and refers to pain, numbness, and tingling which radiates down the back along the nerve itself. Causes of such pressure include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and direct trauma to the nerve roots.
What are treatment options for sciatica?
Sciatic pain may go after a few months or persist, depending on the underlying cause. For that reason, treatment options are varied dependent upon the case. Sciatica patients are often prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. If the pain persists, an MRI may be necessary to determine that underlying cause.
The medical bills associated with diagnosing the root cause of your sciatica and treating it can get expensive. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you should seek immediate legal counsel to recover the expenses associated with such treatment, as well as, fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Representation
The Raleigh automobile accident personal injury lawyers of Maginnis Law offer free consultations and evaluations to all prospective clients. We handle all personal injury matters on a contingency basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
If you are suffering from sciatica or any other orthopedic injury, contact the litigation attorneys of Maginnis Howard at (919) 526-0450 or send a confidential email from our contact page. We handle personal injury cases across the state of North Carolina.