If you suspect you might have a herniated disc, contact us today. A spine expert at Dr. Hamid Mir’s spine centers will evaluate the bone and connective tissue displacement and pattern in order to decide whether spine surgery is needed.
In the case of traumatic injury or fracture as a cause of or resulting in a herniated disc, it may be difficult to assess at first evaluation the extent of injuries to the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine. It is important that while at the scene accident, first check vital signs, including the patient’s consciousness, ability to breathe, and heart rate. After these are stabilized, emergency workers will assess obvious bleeding and limb-deforming injuries.
Before moving the patient, you must immobilize the patient in a cervical (neck) collar and backboard. The trauma team will perform a complete and thorough evaluation in the hospital emergency room.