Types of Spinal Cord Injury
The symptoms of a spinal cord injury will vary depending on the location and the severity of the damage. In a complete spinal cord injury, nerve impulses cannot pass the area of the injury, resulting in loss of movement or paralysis. In a partial or incomplete injury, only some nerve signals will pass the point of damage, allowing for some sensation and movement.
The spinal cord is divided into three sections, where each section controls a different function in the body.
The top portion of the spine is called the cervical spine and is located in the neck area. Severe damage to the cervical spine could result in total paralysis, loss of body functions, quadriplegia, or paraplegia. Less severe injuries to the cervical spine could cause temporary paralysis or discomfort and restricted movements.
The middle portion of the spine, or thoracic spine, controls your abdominal muscles and manual dexterity. Spinal cord injury victims who damage the thoracic spine may experience paraplegia, loss of abdominal muscle control and movement, and manual dexterity.
The lower spine or lumbar spine controls your lower abdominal muscles, leg muscles, bladder control, and sexual function. Injuries to the lumbar spine may cause paralysis to the legs, loss of bladder control, and numbness.
Suppose you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury because of the actions of another. In that case, you should seek legal advice from a personal injury law firm experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases. Anthem Injury Lawyers will fight for you to get the medical treatments and compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury because of the actions of another, you should seek legal advice from a personal injury law firm that is experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases. At Anthem Injury Lawyers, we will fight for your to get the medical treatments and compensation that you deserve.
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