Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is caused by a traumatic blow to the head, neck or back that fractures or dislocates the vertebrate. Around 11,000 people suffer from a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Presently in the United States, 250,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury.
The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carries nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system. When a spinal cord injury occurs, this system is damaged, often resulting in physical impairment. The majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by automobile accidents, followed by sports mishaps, falls, violence and disease. Spinal cord injuries cause secondary complications such as pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pressure sores, respiratory complications, urinary tract infections, spasticity and scoliosis. The injury can cause more than physical harm; it can impact the victim’s loved ones, finances and future. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the actions of another, contact Bobby Warner. Monetary compensation can help spinal cord injury victims and their loved ones take on the challenges of the future with less concern about medical bills, employment and rehabilitation.