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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation May Help With Your Herniated Discs

Herniated discs can occur at any time, but they often happen to those who are injured on the job. Not only can such an injury be extremely painful—it can also be costly. Between missing time away from work and paying medical bills, you could end up in extreme debt because of your injury. However, obtaining workers’ compensation may help.

Herniated Disc Facts

Intervertebral discs sit in between the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers when you walk or run. A disc begins to herniate when its jelly like nucleus begins to press up against the outer ring. This pressure against the outer ring may cause severe back pain.

Herniated Disc Causes

Wear and tear is perhaps one of the biggest causes of herniated discs. However, a sudden blow to the back could cause a disc to herniate, as can repetitive motions, such as picking up heavy items every day.

Herniated Disc Symptoms

Lower back pain is a common symptom of a herniated disc. The pain could last for a few days, then improve—only to begin to travel down the leg and into the foot. Those affected may also experience numbness and weakness in the legs and feet.

You shouldn’t have to pay for an injury you experience while on the job. The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer may be able to help you get the workers’ compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to find out what we can do for you.

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