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It all depends on how badly you are injured. There are actually many factors. My friend is an auto mechanic and a chisel that was being hammered on broke and a sliver shot across the garage and went thru all 12 layers of his eye. There is no surgery available to fix his blindness in one eye. Workers comp only gave him 90,000. You do not get a lot of money for your injuries. It is not like suing for medical malpractice or for an auto accident. The money they pay is quite less. I would imagine around 40,000 would be your answer and that's only if you have the right lawyer. Get a lawyer!
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As the spinal disc becomes less elastic, it can rupture. When the disc ruptures, a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary--this is called a hernia…ted disc.
The average settlement about after disc fusion surgery is $50,000. This amount can vary greatly depending on the severity of the surgery and the extensive risks associated… with it.
There is no average award or settlement for a herniated disc, because so many different factors are involved. Award amounts will vary depending on whether the cause was ne…gligence or not and what actually happened. A range for a settlement amount for a herniated disc is anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 or more.
A: You need to describe your symptoms specifically. B: Best to go and see a doctor - personal examination is much better than trying long-distance diagnosis. It feels like th…ree or four disks have slipped in my lower back, I can feel the bumps. I also have scoliosis
Probably not. Current research is suggesting that unless there are severe neurological signs (loss of bowel and/or bladder function), surgery is not a good option unless eve…rything else has been tried and has failed. Similarly, research suggests that imaging such as MRI is not a great indicator of the need for surgery or severness of a herniation, as as many as 30% of the general public with no back pain at all will have a "herniation" according to MRI (references 1-4 below). Spinal manipulation by doctors of chiropractic has been shown to be very effective and perfectly safe for the treatment of herniated disks (references 5-7 below). Thus, it is always worth a try to see if a chiropractor can help. Sometimes very severe disk problems can require a trip to a surgeon to ensure that neurological damage is not a risk. Your chiropractor will be able to inform you of whether or not you need to see a surgeon. Interestingly, a recent study found that 60% of people who were thought to need surgery for a disk herniation causing sciatica benefited equally as well from chiropractic care as they would have from surgery (reference 4 below). Thus, seeing a chiropractor for your disk herniation has a good chance of providing the same benefit as surgery in a majority of cases. A safe approach would be to try chiropractic, if it works (60% of the time) then you can avoid surgery, if it doesnt work (40% of the time) then the option for surgery is always still there. References: 1) Jensen MC, Brant-Zawadzki MN, Obuchowski N, Modic MT, Malkasian D, Ross JS. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine in people without back pain. N Engl J Med 1994;331:69 --73. 2) Boden SD, Davis DO, Dina TS, Patronas NJ, Wiesel SW. Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation. J Bone Joint Surg 1990;72:403-- 8. 3) Jarvik JJ, Hollingworth W, Heagerty P, Haynor DR, Deyo RA. The longitudinal assessment of Imaging and disability of the back (LAIDBack) Study: baseline data. Spine 2001;26:1158--66. 4) Keller RB, Atlas SJ, Soule DN, Singer DE, Deyo RA. Relationship between rates and outcomes of operative treatment for lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis. J Bone Joint Surg 1999;81:752- 62. 5) Oliphant D. Safety of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lumbar disk herniations: a systematic review and risk assessment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004;27(3):197-210. 6) Santilli V, Beghi E, Finucci S. Chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion: a randomized double-blind clinical trial of active and simulated spinal manipulations. Spine J 2006;6:131-137. 7) Liu J, Zhang S. Treatment of protrusion of lumbar intervertebral disc by pulling and turning manipulations. J Tradit Chin Med 2000;20:195-197. 8) McMorland G, Suter E, Casha S, du Plessis SJ, Hurlbert RJ. 2010. Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study. J Manip Phys Ther. Volume 33, Issue 8, Pages 576-584.
I have a disc in my back with a nerve hitting against it and i have to have an operation .. How safe is this and how long are you in hospital??
Yes, sometimes the surgery doent work for the disk it was meant to treat, and it is also possible to herniated another disk that wasnt treated.
If you had microdiscectomy surgery, it can take as long as 3-4 months for the spine to fully scar over. However, normal activities may be resumed 2-3 weeks after surgery. Just… be careful not to push your body too far.
"All surgery should be taken with caution. A herniated disc is not an uncommon surgery. It should be discussed with your doctor as age, health and symptoms are important facto…rs."
"You may need to prep your home for ease of access as after this surgery your ability to get around your home may be slightly difficult. Things like toilet rises, avoiding sta…irs maybe by adding ramps and making sure daily items are within in a reasonable grasp."
It is a condition in which part of an organ becomes displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity that contains it.
There are four different surgeries to choose from to fix a herniated disc. A discectomy removes the herniated disk from the spinal canal. The surgery takes about an hour. The… patient lies on his or her stomach for the procedure.
A lump sum settlement refer to receiving money from a structured settlement or payment plan or winnings instead of mouth by mouth you give up a few month in oder to receive a …bigger share of the money up front.
Unfortunately, there is not a specific time for recovery as no two people can recover in the same way at the same rate. An average time frame would be between one month and si…x months. Within one month around 50% of people have recovered, and within six months 96% have recovered.
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The amount of worker's compensation settlement for a herniated disc has many variables. A lawyer that specializes in these types of cases will be able to give you a good estim…ate of the settlement.
First of all you must consult these things with your doctor. He might give you stereoids to easy up pain. Resting after surgery is allways needed. Beeing in excellent shape be…fore the surgery also helps recovering from the actual surgery.
The advantage of a lump sum settlement is that one does not have to pay tax on it. The money has already been paid, so there is no worry about arrears.