As Florida personal injury attorneys, people come into our offices almost every day complaining of various aches and pains after their Florida accident. While aches and pains can obviously be problematic, we become particularly concerned when our clients begin to complain of numbness and tingling down into their shoulders, arms, and hands. Sometimes clients also complain of burning, and even parasthesia or a change in sensation.
Unfortunately, these kinds of symptoms are often associated with an injury to a cervical disc—one of the shock absorbers the exist between the stacked vertebral bones in the neck. When a disc becomes injured in an accident, the soft disc material can press into the spinal cord or the soft tissues surrounding the spine. When this happens, a person can begin to experience the symptoms mentioned above.
What to Do if You Experience Numbness and Tingling After a Car Crash
Symptoms such as numbness and tingling obviously warrant speedy medical attention. Accident victims would be well-served to consider whether there will be adequate insurance benefits available to pay for what could be expensive medical treatment. In some instances, a claim will need to be made against the at-fault party seeking money damages to help pay for medical bills, compensate for lost wages, and to help make things right for the injured person who did nothing to cause their own injuries.
If you have any questions following a Florida accident of any kind, or if you are suffering from numbness, tingling, burning, or other cervical disc symptoms, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-644-4444.