Long Island Sciatica Injury Lawyer

You will need a catastrophic injury lawyer if you think that you have developed sciatica through a slip and fall, construction or a car accident. You should not hesitate to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Long Island sciatica injury lawyers at Goldstein and Bashner, who will be able to assess whether you have grounds to sue the person or company who caused your accident.

Sciatica is defined as any tingling, numbness, weakness or pain in the lower back that usually progresses down one or both legs (through the distribution of the sciatic nerve). It is brought about due to any added pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve or the nerves that join to form it; it is not a medical condition in itself, but a symptom pointing towards a different problem.The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.  It starts in the lower back, close to the spine and runs down the back of each leg. The nerve provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot; it also controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. When there is pressure on the nerve, it often leads to sciatica.

Common Causes of Sciatica

The most common causes of sciatica include the following:

  • Bulging or Ruptured Disc (also called a herniated disc) Pressing Against the Nerve
  • Bone Spurs
  • Pelvic Fractures: After fractures, the displaced segments of the bone cause trauma to the nerves and damaging them, which then causes the symptoms.
  • Muscle Injury & Inflammation
  • Nerve Root Compression/Pinched Nerve

Treatment Options

Sciatica treatment options vary depending on the intensity of the injury, and it has not been proven that physical therapy will help over bed rest. This is where our Long Island sciatica injury attorneys become concerned with our clients’ overall quality of life. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and endure a sciatica injury as a result, you could be off your feet for a long time or in too much pain to be able to work. This means lost wages, pain, and suffering, as well as a loss of quality of life.

Our Long Island sciatica attorney group stands up for those who have back injuries. If we determine you have a case, we will work to get you maximum financial compensation for this disruption in your life.

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