Here at Campisi Law, we understand how debilitating spinal injuries and pain can really be. Regardless of whether your condition is caused by a traumatic injury or simple wear and tear to the area due to a repetitive job, back and leg pain can have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities or enjoy their life.
Lumbar radiculopathy refers to pain which radiates down the back of the leg or calf to the foot. More commonly known as sciatica, it is typically a deep and steady pain that is easily reproduced with activities such as walking or sitting. The pain follows the path of a specific spinal nerve root and may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, loss of reflexes, and progressive muscle weakness. In the case of significant loss of strength in the associated muscles, immediate treatment is highly recommended.
Caused by the compression of the spinal nerve in the back, this condition can be extremely debilitating and make simple, everyday tasks such as sitting at a computer or walking to the store difficult or even impossible. Typically this compression occurs in the lower spinal nerve roots including L5 and S1 but it can also occur higher in the spine in nerve roots L2, L3, or L4. If the higher nerve roots are affected, pain is typically felt in the front of the thigh or shin as opposed to the back of the calf generally associated with lower roots.
Treated with a combination of physical therapy, medications, and specialized spinal injections, recovery from this condition is possible but can be time-consuming and potentially expensive not just in terms of treatment costs, but also lost time at work. In severe cases, patients may require surgical intervention and many weeks of physical recuperation and rehabilitation.
At Campisi Law, we understand that your focus during rehabilitation is on healing and recovery, which is why we are here to help you achieve the settlement and reimbursement you deserve. We can help you seek financial compensation for any of the following:
- Modifications to the home
- Housekeeping assistance
- Loss of income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Assistive or mobility devices
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of future care
If you or a loved one are suffering from the effects of lumbar radiculopathy, put your legal questions and needs in our hands and rest assured that you will receive the proper compensation while you focus on what’s important: your recovery.
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