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How Severe Is My Spinal Cord Injury?

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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Spinal cord injuries can be quite severe. If your spinal cord injury is a complete injury, the spinal cord has completely lost its ability to convey messages to the brain. This means that you have likely lost all of your bodily functions below the point of the injury.

If your spinal cord injury is an incomplete injury, you will likely retain some of your bodily functions below the point of the injury. But whether your spinal cord injury is complete or incomplete, you will likely encounter some complications. Many people who survive a spinal cord injury will suffer from health issues such as: 

  • Chronic pain;
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction;
  • Respiratory problems;
  • Heart problems; and/or
  • Partial or total paralysis.

 There is treatment, however, to help manage the difficulty of living with a spinal cord injury. Treatment and rehabilitation can help mitigate the damage that is done by a spinal cord injury. In some cases, treatment may help restore some of the victim's bodily functions. With physical therapy, skill building, and emotional counseling, you may have an easier time coping with your spinal cord injury.

If you have been injured in an accident in Philadelphia and would like to learn more about spinal cord injuries, please visit our article library. 

Contacting a Philadelphia Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in Philadelphia, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396

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