Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

More than 11,000 people experience a spinal cord injury every year in the United States. Some suffer chronic pain, some suffer paralysis, and some even death.

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating – leading to partial or complete paralysis.

Although once-upon-a-time, these injuries were frequently fatal, over the past fifty years many new treatments have been developed to help people survive and possibly recover a great deal of function.

If you’ve recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem like every aspect of your life will be affected.

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. It often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.

You may feel several types of pain after your injury. It’s important to know that neuropathic pain is different from other types of pain, such as pain in your muscles or joints. The pain doesn’t always occur right after the injury; it may appear months or even years after your injury.

Understanding spinal cord injury nerve pain and its symptoms is the first step toward addressing them. Spinal cord injury pain has been described as:

  • Numbness
  • Electric shock-like
  • Burning
  • Stabbing
  • Throbbing
  • Sharp
  • Tingling

Treatment of spinal cord injury may involve medication and surgery, and always requires physical therapy. Spinal cord injury may be due to traumatic or non-traumatic causes.

In the case of traumatic spinal cord injury due to an accident, immediate, comprehensive trauma care is crucial for both survival and long-term outcome. Non-traumatic causes occur over time and include arthritis, cancer, infection, blood vessels problems, bleeding, and inflammation.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and you’re in need of an attorney then contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. We will fight for your just compensation and leave no stone unturned until we get you the money damages to which you are entitled under the law. call us there are no fees until we win your case, initial consultation is free.

Call us at our Fort Lee, New Jersey or New York City office today.

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