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What is the difference between a complete and incomplete SCI?

An injury to a person's spinal cord can be a devastating and life-altering experience. While some individuals may eventually recover from their harm and live lives comparable to what they enjoyed prior to sustaining their injuries, others may never recover. Nevada residents who have endured this traumatic form of injury may be aware that there are two general categories of spinal cord injuries, being complete spinal cord injuries and incomplete spinal cord injuries.

A spinal cord injury can affect more than a victim's body

When a Reno resident suffers an injury to their spinal cord they can experience a range of traumatic and life-changing symptoms. They may find that their mobility is impacted if their injury causes paralysis or tetraplegia. They may discover that their coordination is diminished due to harm suffered to their neurological system. These are only a few of the many ways that a spinal cord injury can impact the functionality of their body.

You should not have to bear the costs of your spinal cord injury

As recently discussed on this Reno-based personal injury legal blog, the costs associated with living with a spinal cord injury can reach into the millions of dollars over the course of a victim's lifetime. When that injury is caused by the negligence of another person through a motor vehicle accident or other road-based incident, the losses can be compounded by the fact that the victim did nothing wrong and still suffered serious losses.

Costs of living with spinal cord injuries are astronomical

Spinal cord injuries are devastating to their victims. An injury to a victim's spinal cord can render a Reno resident unable to move their arms and legs, unable to breathe on their own and unable to live the life that they had worked so hard to achieve prior to their injury-causing accident. In addition to the potentially devastating personal losses a victim may sustain as a result of a spinal cord injury, there is the secondary and no less devastating issue of the financial costs victims of spinal cord injuries must take on in order to keep themselves alive.

What treatment options are available for my spinal cord injury?

There are different types of drugs, therapies and experimental procedures that Nevada doctors may utilize to improve the condition of a person who has suffered a spinal cord injury. Since different injuries may respond better to different treatment options it is important that readers consult with their own doctors to determine the best manner in which to remedy their injuries. This post will offer an overview of some of the ways individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries may be treated after their incidents but it is not intended to be used as medical or legal advice.

What is tetraplegia?

An injury to a person's spinal cord can be a life-changing event. Depending upon where the injury occurs along the person's spinal cord and the severity of the injury the extent of their associated symptoms can vary greatly. This post will address one of the most serious consequences of a spinal cord injury - tetraplegia - and how it may permanently affect the life of a Reno resident.

What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury can be a very serious medical condition that may result in serious complications, and even death, if not properly treated. Reno residents who believe that they may have suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of the negligence of others are strongly encouraged to contact medical professionals to have their health conditions assessed. The contents of this post are offered only as information and should not be used as medical or legal advice.

Compensation may be available after a spinal cord injury accident

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, and in worst-case scenarios, life-threatening. They can limit the control Nevada residents have over their ability to move their bodies, and manage necessary bodily functions, such as respiration and reflex. The law firm of Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney has represented many victims of spinal cord injury accidents and advocated for their recovery of damages after suffering harm at the hands of others.

Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis

The human body is composed of complex systems that must function together in order for a person to maintain his or her physical well-being. While many organs and systems play vital roles in managing the health of a person, the brain and associated nervous system are integral to almost every other process the body must complete. Reno residents who have been involved in vehicle crashes and other accidents may have sustained injuries to an important part of their bodies' nervous systems: the spinal cord.

Nevada spinal cord injuries can complicate a life immensely

"Grow a spine!" "Get some backbone!" These and other idiomatic expressions abound. But, while they may be useful in getting ideas across, often in a humorous way, actual spinal cord injuries are no laughing matter. It is an unfortunate fact that people cannot literally grow a spine, and when it is damaged in a car accident, medical malpractice incident, or other tragic situation, the result is that a victim's life is altered forever.

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