Motorcycle Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord or nerves and can cause changes in sensation and body functions.  The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on the location and severity of the injury.  The spinal cord is composed of nerve cells surrounded by the vertebrae.  It is responsible for relaying messages between your body and your brain.

About Motorcycle Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are either non-traumatic or traumatic. Cancer, arthirties or infection can cause non-traumatic spinal cord injuries. However, accidents are the most common reason for traumatic injuries. It is important after a motorcycle accident to recognize the symptoms of spinal cord injury. These are:
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness
  • Unusual head position
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Unconciousness
  • Stiff Neck
  • Headache
  • Shock
If a spinal injury is suspected, call 911 immediately. The person should not move until medical personnel arrives at the scene. Then, the hospital will perform tests to diagnose. 

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Unfortunately, doctors cannot reverse spinal damage. However, they can treat secondary problems like bladder issues or blood clots. Treatments can be expensive. These include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreational therapy to learn ways to stay independent. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of an experience complex litigation attorney. Lifetime care can be expensive. An experienced attorney can help get you compensation for your medical care.

Get Legal Guidance

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should first seek immediate medical treatment. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm offers free consultations. Getting legal help can put your mind at ease and let you focus on what matters most — getting better.

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