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Herniated Discs and Oreo Cookies | Common Disability Injuries | Disability Lawyer in Florida

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Herniated Discs and Oreo Cookies | Common Disability Injuries | Disability Lawyer in Florida

Think of your spine as a stack of Oreo cookies discs are like the cream in the Oreo cookie, discs allow for flexibility of your spine.

If you take an Oreo cookie on press down on the cookie with your fingers the cream will bulge out of the cookie. That’s like a bulging disc. If you squeeze hard enough on the Oreo cookie, the cream will squirt out, that is like herniating your disc.

The causes of disc bulging and herniation can include:

1.     Age

2.     Sudden violent movements

3.     Work injuries

4.     Sports injuries

5.     Motor vehicle injuries

6.     Repetitive ripping pushing or pulling

Disc herniations can press or irritate the nerve roots and cause severe back and leg pain.

The Social Security listing of impairments recognizes herniated disc as a basis of award for Social Security Disability benefits.

If you suffer from a herniated disc that prevents you from working and your Social Security Disability benefits have been denied, contact Social Security Disability Lawyer, Sharon Barrett, who represents Social Security Disability applicants in Florida including: Plant City, Ruskin and Apollo Beach, for a free no obligation consultation about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits.

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