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New tech used to treat spinal-cord injuries

Mobility is the biggest issues that spinal cord injury patients have to deal with. Whether a person suffers from partial or total paralysis of part of their body, they might need assistance in their daily lives after an accident.

It is also important that patients are able to seek ongoing treatment for their injuries. This might not only help the patient gain some mobility back, but it could also help prevent other health issues that a spinal cord injury victim might encounter because of a lack of mobility. Technology has been rapidly advancing, giving spinal cord injury patients more options, and more optimism on the treatment of their injuries.

Whether it is robotic walking suits, or artificial limbs controlled by thoughts, the technology that was once science-fiction is now coming to life and more easily available to more patients. These devices can help people be more independent after an injury, and might even help retrain the spinal cord to control muscle movements.

Although these are exciting possibilities, it is important that patients balance the realistic goals with their optimism. This can be a difficult path for anyone, and it is important that they get all the care that they need.

An experienced West Virginia personal injury attorney might be able to help a person who suffers form a spinal cord injury seek compensation. If another person's negligence caused an injury, that person should be held accountable. Spinal cord injuries can easily result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

Source: Denver Post, "New technologies promise advancements in treatment for spinal-cord injuries," Michael Booth, Nov. 5, 2013

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