Herniated discs in the neck and back are the most common type of work-related injury we see in our Minnesota workers’ compensation practice at Meuser Law Office, P.A. Herniated discs in the neck or back can occur as the result of lifting overly heavy objects, awkward lifting, sudden twisting or jerking movements, or impacts, such as falls or being pushed or struck from behind. Herniated discs can also occur as the result of repetitive strain over time, such as repetitive bending, lifting, reaching or twisting.
If you have suffered a work-related injury and suspect you have a herniated disc in your cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (low back) as a result, your doctor may refer you to undergo diagnostic testing to determine the extent of the injury. There are several different tests that will provide a better look at the injury and you may be asked to undergo one or more of them.