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Serious Injuries to the Human Spine

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Morici, Longo & Associates frequently represent clients who have suffered a herniated disc to some level of the human spine.

The human spine is divided into three sections:the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine.Low back pain is often as a result of injury to the intervertebral disc resulting in a herniated disc. The Chicago personal injury lawyersat Morici, Longo & Associates often represent clients who have suffered a traumatically caused herniated disc.

Chicago auto accidents often result in herniated discs as a result of the flexion extension injuries sustained in the whiplash motion and forces exerted upon the bodies of a vehicle’s occupants.When this occurs during a work-related function, the injured are often entitled to workers compensation benefits and Morici, Longo & Associates is among the premiere Chicago workers compensation lawyers.As Chicago personal injury lawyers, the trial lawyers at Morici, Longo & Associates are very well versed in the various injuries to the intervertebral discs in all three areas of the human spine.As a result, they frequently work with Chicago’s top orthopedic surgeons in seeking full compensation as a result of work injuries and injuries occurring as a result of Chicago auto accidents.

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Remedies to clients of the our Personal Injury Law Firm often include conservative therapies such as medications, and physical therapy ranging to epidural steroid injections, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultimately resulting in a wide array of surgical interventions.These include cervical discectomies and/or cervical fusions, cervical laminectomies, or more recently, cervical disc replacement surgeries.In the thoracic spine, often the same surgical procedures are applied.Many of the firm’s Chicago personal injury clients seek treatment for injuries to the lumbar discs including lumbar fusions, lumbar discectomies, and lumbar laminectomies.The lower levels of the human spine L1 through S1 are among the strongest weight bearing structures of the human spine.Located toward the lower area of the spine, these vertebrae are heavy and strong bony components.They are separated by intervertebral discs which permit the flexion and extension of the low back.When they are injured and herniated, a herniated lumbar disc can cause nerve impingement which will result in lumbar radiculopathy causing pain, numbness and tingling into the client legs, feet and toes.These are often indications of the need for surgical intervention.

Many of our clients seek treatment at the large teaching institutions in the Chicago area including RUSH University Medical Center, Loyola University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Chicago Hospitals and with CINN (Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch).Many of the doctors affiliated with these institutions are members of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, Midwest Orthopaedics, Hinsdale Orthopaedics and Barrington Orthopaedics.Many of our clients have been treated very successfully with physical therapy at Chicago physical therapy centers like Athletico, Accelerated Rehab, NovaCare, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Advanced Rehabilitation Clinic and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.