A very common injury in a Kentucky car accident is a bulging disk or herniated disk. Though the two are similar, they are different.
Your spine is made up of vertebrae and disks. The disks in between the vertebrae act as cushions. They help absorb the shocks of every day bending and twisting. Without them, the vertebrae would grind on each other and wear out. But, these disks are spongy and good cushions. If you would like to see a picture of these in person, you can speak to me, a car accident attorney, and see a picture of these in person.
A bulging disk is when one of these disks simply extends outside the space it should normally occupy. If the disk is like a hamburger in between a bun, then a bulging disk is when the hamburger sticks out just a little bit outside the bun. As you get older, a bulging disk becomes more and more common.