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What Should You Do After Experiencing A Spinal Injury?

Did you or a loved one experience a spinal injury? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

There are over 17,000 new spinal injuries in the United states every year. A spinal injury accident can change not only your everyday lifestyle but your loved ones as well. A spinal injury typically is when there is a damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This can lead to permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other bodily functions below the area of the injury.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of A Spinal Injury?

The ability to control any body part after a spinal injury depends on two factors: the place of the injury along your spinal cord and the severity of the injury to the spinal cord. The level of severity if the injury is generally called “the completeness” and there are two classifications:

  • Complete – All feeling and the ability to control movement are all lost below the the affected area
  • Incomplete – There are some feeling and movement below the affected area

Any kind of spinal cord injury may result in one or more of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Inability to move or coordinate form any part of the body
  • Loss or change in sensation
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Overwhelming reflex activities or spasms
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions in the lungs

What Are The Main Causes Of A Spinal Injury?

There are many reasons and causes for these injuries. However, below are the most common causes in the United States:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – They are the leading causes accounting for almost half of spinal cord injuries each year
  • Falls – Most common after the age of 65 years old. Moreover, they account for 31% of spinal cord injuries
  • Acts of violence – These would involve violence encounters such as gunshot wounds
  • Sports and recreation injuries – Physical impact sports and diving in shallow water cause 10% of spinal cord injuries

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today!

Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC we see these injuries happen very often especially after a car accident. That is why we always recommend to seek treatment even if the injuries are minor. Let us stand with you. If you would like to see more on how our lawyers handle these cases, click here to view more. Our consultations are free so give us a call at (888) 607-8690 to get started.