Sciatica After a Car Accident – More Inside

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A lot of people don’t know this, but the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from your back and all the way into your left hip, through the upper femur and down your left leg. This nerve is pivotal when it comes to movement, as well as the transmission of nerve signals, and given its size, it is commonly injured in a car accident or during a botched surgery or injection involving the buttock area.

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Sciatica medically refers to damage to nerves that originate from your spinal cord. According to the AMA, sciatica refers to a syndrome and a cluster of symptoms, and not a specific diagnosis. There are numerous ways of treating sciatica, and for this reason, doctors will use various treatment modalities and this in the end may affect the settlement amount you will receive for your sciatica claim.

Here are some of the symptoms of sciatica after a car accident:

  • Pain from your lower spine going all the way down to the back of one or both legs
  • A burning sensation or an ache in your back that won’t go away
  • Leg weakness
  • Not being able to control one’s bladder or bowels
  • Tingling or numbness in the leg that is affected
  • Feeling a sensation of electric shock in one’s leg

Here are some of the treatment options for people with sciatica

  1. Freezing the affected nerve to stop it from overacting
  2. Physical therapy
  3. Having lower back surgery
  4. Muscle relaxers
  5. Anti-inflammatory medications
  6. Corticosteroid injections

Can a Car Accident Cause Sciatica?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES. This is due to the increased incidence of herniated disc injuries after a car accident. This can cause swelling and the entrapment of the sciatic nerve leading to sciatic pain that radiates from the neck to the lower back, and finally, to the left leg.

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When it comes to compensation for sciatica after a car accident, you may be able to recover damages related to medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, inability to work, loss of consortium, legal fees and so much more. If you developed sciatica after a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options for compensation for sciatica nerve injury after a car accident. We look forward to helping you.