In between our vertebrae are soft, gelatinous disks that make it possible for us to perform many different functions, such as flexing. These soft materials are housed within a tougher exterior called annulus. Older age, obesity, lack of calcium, and trauma caused by injury may all cause annulus to crack, making it possible for the disk to ‘slip’ and compress nearby nerves, thus the term slipped disk.
If a slipped disk becomes a medical emergency, doctors may choose to perform an invasive procedure called diskectomy to prevent serious and irreversible complications. During this procedure, the doctor would remove the herniated portion of the slip disk. In some extreme cases where the entire disk should be removed, doctors may either inject an artificial disk between the two vertebrae, or join them together with a metal implant.
Invasive procedures to manage herniated disk can be costly, especially for those who have been inadvertently harmed in someone else’s property. If you think negligence has been the cause of an injurious accident in Wisconsin, our team of premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve through a lawsuit. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and tell us more about your situation today.