The spinal cord is one of the two components of the central nervous system. The other is the brain. The spinal cord acts as a “highway” for stimuli and electrical impulses to move through the body, traveling from the brain to the other body systems and back again. When the spinal cord is injured, these communications are interrupted, sometimes permanently. A severe injury to the spinal cord can leave a victim paralyzed for life.
A spinal cord injury can have less extreme complications as well. The most effective way to minimize the impact of future complications of a spinal cord injury is to seek medical attention as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. Not only will this get you an accurate diagnosis and a prompt start to your treatment, but it will also help you demonstrate the validity of your personal injury claim if you choose to pursue one. It is important not to be embarrassed by the changes you experience or to allow any discomfort to keep you from seeking the care you need. These changes are involuntary and because of your injury, they are not your fault. Then, call our attorneys to discuss your case and to see how we can assist you in seeking compensation.
After a spinal cord injury, an accident victim can experience flaccidity, which is the loss of muscle tone. He or she can also experience spasticity, which is uncontrolled movement and tightening of the muscles.
The spinal cord transports stimuli from the skin to the brain for interpretation. When it is injured, a patient can lose sensation in his or her skin. This can put the individual at risk of being burned, suffering frostbite, or being injured when too much pressure is applied to various body parts.
Some spinal cord injury patients experience changes in blood pressure and other conditions involving the circulatory system, like blood clots. It is also possible to experience swelling in the extremities because of circulatory changes after a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries can sometimes lead to sexual dysfunction. Men can experience difficulty with erections and women can face difficulty with lubrication after a spinal cord injury. Individuals of both sexes can face infertility.
The physical changes that accompany a spinal cord injury can cause an individual to suffer worsened mental health. It is not uncommon for an individual in this position to become depressed. Individuals who suffered a spinal cord injury should know how to recognize the symptoms of depression and seek appropriate treatment for themselves when they experience these symptoms.
A spinal cord injury can change your life. If you are facing any type of injury after being involved in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To discuss your case, contact our team of personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. today to schedule a consultation at our office.
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