Spinal cord injuries can have a sudden and devastating impact on physical and emotional well-being. Most spinal cord injuries occur as a result of car crashes, motorcycles accidents, sporting accidents, falls or industrial work-related mishaps.
Back injuries and neck injuries are very common in auto accidents, and often the most debilitating condition that results. Due to the complicated nature of the spine with its vast number of nerves, bones, and muscles, any injury to this critical part of the body can disable even the strongest and healthiest individual, potentially rendering them unable to move or in chronic pain.
The most severe spinal cord injury is paralysis. Paralysis occurs when a vital nerve is damaged or severed due to a traumatic impact to the neck or spinal cord. Parts of a victim’s body no longer retain the same mobility or sensation, such as legs which can no longer move, hands unable to grasp and in the most severe cases, entire portions of the body left immobile and non-responsive. There also may be loss of bowel or bladder control, and sexual dysfunction. Living with paralysis is difficult for anyone. For those with spinal cord injuries basic day-to-day functions are often impossible to carry out, forcing the person to change their lives radically.
If you or someone you know has experienced a spinal cord injury, please call Christopher Ligori & Associates at 813-223-2929 for a free consultation.