There are four sections in your spine. From top to bottom they are named the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral sections. The location of the spinal cord injury is usually a good indicator of how severe the disability is. There can be incomplete or complete nerve damage. Resulting conditions can range from loss of motor skills, paralysis, and, in some cases, death.
Often, these a spinal cord injury are is the consequence of a car crash, slip and fall, 0r boating accident. Although scientists are developing new techniques designed to allow damaged spinal cord nerves to regenerate after a spinal cord injury, there is currently no cure for most spinal cord injury damage and treatment is usually designed to prevent further damage.
In most serious spinal cord injury cases, surgery is needed to repair the damage this injury can cause. Various conditions such as quadriplegia and paraplegia can cause the loss of some or all limb function. These types of spinal cord injury occur when the nerves are damaged and the brain no longer has the ability to send information to the limbs that are responsible for sensory and function.
Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda, P.C. understand that a serious spinal cord injury will usually change your life forever.
You will almost certainly need physical therapy to regain motor function. In some cases you may need to retrain for a different job or find a new field entirely. Sometimes, long-term care is necessary, either temporarily or permanently. Our job is to find the resources to help you get back on your feet again when affected by a serious spinal cord injury. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your case and what our experienced professionals can do for you.