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How doctors diagnose slipped disk

Posted on August 19, 2015 11:48 am under Premises Liability

Herniated disk, or the leaking of the rubbery disk between vertebrae, can become a medical emergency if the disk compressing the nerve may cause permanent weakness or paralysis. As such, it is important to diagnose this musculoskeletal condition early on to prevent irreversible complications.

In most cases, physical examination and a review of your medical history are what the doctors need to detect herniated disk. To rule out any other possible causes of pain, these tests and procedures might be conducted:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Myelogram, or the injection of a dye into the spinal fluid before using X-rays to detect herniated disk
  • Electromyogram, which helps track the problem nerve

Some cases of herniated disk have been a result of a slip and fall incident in an unsafe premise. To know about the possibility of filing a case against a property owner who failed to ensure the safety of their establishment, consult with our team of Appleton-based premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.