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Complications of a spinal cord injury

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a Louisiana car accident, you may experience a number of life-changing physical and mental consequences that affect your ability to move and function. The effects will vary based on the severity of the injury. Some people may experience a complete loss of motor function below the level of the injury. Others may experience a partial loss of function below the affected area.

Brain-machine interfaces may improve the lives of paraplegics

According to the World Health Organization, over 280,000 people in the United States suffer from spinal cord injuries. Most were caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls and acts of violence. Damage to the spinal cord can result in paraplegia, or paralysis of the legs and trunk. The effects of paraplegia can be long-term or, in many cases, life-long. However, some paraplegic patients may be able to move again with recent research developments.

Spinal cord injuries can require long-term treatment and rehab

Victims of Louisiana car accidents and pedestrian accidents often face serious, life-changing injuries. Some of the most severe injuries involve the spinal cord. Once the spinal cord is damaged, there is no way to reverse the damage. As a result, many people end up paralyzed and have to work to regain at least some of their function and mobility.

Spinal cord injuries can lead to a lifetime of challenges

When a traumatic event occurs, whether it is an industrial accident or a slip-and-fall, injuries are a major concern for everyone involved. People who suffer spinal cord injuries may become paraplegic or quadriplegic as a result of their injuries. At the moment, there is no cure for a damaged spinal cord, and these injuries may lead to health complications in the future.

The effects of aging on spinal cord rehabilitation

Spinal cord injuries change the lives of hundreds of Louisianans every day causing permanent disability. Nowadays, older people are more active than ever before making them more susceptible to this type of injury. The average age of a person with a spinal cord injury has increased, requiring researchers to study how aging impacts recovery once the spinal cord has been damaged.

What does the future hold for spinal cord injury victims?

If a Louisianan is involved in an accident, they struggle both financially and physically through the recovery process. Car accidents, falls, violence, sports injuries and other types of trauma can cause spinal cord injuries. In fact, there are a reported 12,000 new spinal cord injury cases every year. In 2008, approximately 259,000 people in the United States were living with a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Spinal cord injuries and quadriplegia

When someone is injured in a Louisiana car accident, a major concern is whether any of the injuries are permanent. Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most severe and have the most long-lasting consequences. Partial paralysis or complete paralysis can occur as a result of these injuries.

A spinal cord injury can have a dramatic impact on your life

When a person suffers from a sudden blow to the spine, that person may suffer a broken neck or broken back. These injuries may result in a spinal cord injury, or SCI, where there is damage to the spinal nerves as a result of the trauma.

The effects of spinal cord injuries can last a lifetime

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident can be exhausting and leave you feeling helpless. Many serious accidents, whether they occur on the road or while working on the oil rig, can leave you with a myriad of injuries. Spinal cord injuries in particular are some of the most difficult to recover from.

Spinal cord injuries can affect life in many ways

From cuts and bruises to brain damage, many Louisiana motorists experience various types of injuries as the result of a car accident. A spinal cord injury, which can occur from a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine, is considered to be one of the most serious injuries that a car accident victim can suffer from. Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for more than 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries every year. Injury to the spinal cord can often result in permanent changes in strength and other body functions.

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