Radiculopathy, a common New York construction injury, can lead to extensive physical therapy, frequent chiropractic visits and even surgery.
New York construction workers often engage in heavy labor that requires placing an excessive or repetitive load on the spine. Unfortunately, this is the main cause of a radiculopathy, a nerve condition that results from a compressed nerve in the spine. While the prognosis for radiculopathy is typically good, construction workers who develop this condition often need extensive physical therapy, countless visits to a chiropractor and, in severe cases, surgical procedures.
If you have suffered radiculopathy from working on a New York construction site, you may be eligible for compensation. Fill out our FREE case evaluation form to speak with a lawyer at Block O'Toole Murphy about your claim. You may also call the firm at 212-736-5300 to get started.
Information About Radiculopathy
Radiculopathy occurs when a nerve in the spine becomes compressed or irritated. This can be caused by a pinched nerve that does not receive proper blood flow, herniated discs or bone spurs. When radiculopathy develops, the individual may experience symptoms including:
- Pain radiating to the shoulders and down the arms to the hands
- Pain traveling from the lower back to the thigh, leg and foot
- Difficulty controlling the muscles
- Tingling, numbness, burning or weakness in the arms and legs
Treatment of Radiculopathy
Construction workers who develop radiculopathy often receive treatment which may include anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. The injured worker may also be advised to refrain from activities that strain the neck or back. Unfortunately, treating radiculopathy can result in costly medical bills and time away from work.
Contact Our Law Firm to Learn How We May Help
The New York construction accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy are dedicated to helping construction workers with radiculopathy get back on their feet. We thoroughly investigate our construction injury claims and strive to obtain maximum compensation for our client's suffering. Call us at 212-736-5300 to learn about your rights and options after a construction accident. You may also contact us online.
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