Spinal cord injury, also known as “SCI” occurs when your vertebrae—bones in your back—fail to protect your spinal cord from trauma. Moreover, this damage may result from direct impact to your spine. Furthermore, indirect injury occurs through trauma to bone or muscle tissue near your spine causing swelling and cord compression.
Spinal Cord Injury in Southwest Florida
Locally, we’re no strangers to catastrophic accidents. Throughout Southwest Florida—Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County, DeSoto County, Sarasota County, and nearby neighbors, individuals and families endure genuine hardship dealing with these tragic harms.
Examples of traumatic incidents which cause a blow to the vertebrae and spine resulting in spinal cord injury:
- Car Accident
- Slip and Fall
- Construction Accident
- Pool Accidents
- Work Injury
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Boating Accident
- Bicycle Accident
And, we know there are so many other traumatic incidents causing these life-changing harms and losses. Moreover, spinal cord injuries often result from careless acts.
Spinal Cord Injury Affects Bodily Functions
What is a spinal cord? Well, it’s a bundle of nerves running down your back from your brain. Moreover, brain signals control everything making our bodies function. Consequently, a spinal cord is our highway for these brain signals to travel throughout our body.
In addition, different spinal cord regions affect different bodily functions. Accordingly, spinal cord injury level is evident from where disability occurs:
- Cervical spine or neck
- Thoracic spine or chest, which is the torso just below the neck to just above the low back
- Lumbar spine or low back, which is slightly above the buttock
- Sacral spine or tailbone
Every spinal cord injury survivor knows that any damage, anywhere, is too much. Daily life face interruptions in fundamental ways.
Spinal Cord Injury Level Relates Where Paralysis, Pain, Disability Occur
Spinal cord injury is typically unavoidable when broken vertebral bones exist. However, swelling around a spinal cord is most dangerous. A survivor experiences intense pain and ultimately no feeling or paralysis.
Accordingly, where spinal cord injury exists—directly or indirectly—usually determines limbs and organs facing disability. For example, trauma to our neck area often results in most damage possible. Especially relevant, paralysis from our neck downwards affects all major organs, including heart, lungs, stomach, intestines. Moreover, arms and legs may lose all sensation. Therefore, doctors use medical devices to help regulate heart and lungs. And, family members provide personal assistance with hygiene and toileting every day.
Whereas, spinal cord injury in our lumbar spine generally affects legs and reproductive organs, including our large colon. In such instances, a survivor gains independence through assistive devices such as wheelchairs. Moreover, personal hygiene occurs through colostomy and catheter under a survivor’s control.
Many spinal cord injury survivors live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. However, successful survivors often receive emotional and physical support and love from family and friends. Moreover, your determination, faith, and inner strength help overcome obstacles.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation May Overcome Financial Barriers
Fear and anxiety about financial ruin is certainly a deep and understandable concern for spinal cord injury survivors. For example, losing income is devastating in trying to making ends meet. Moreover, insecurity for current and future needs increases burdens on you and loved ones. Especially relevant, money for future treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation can wipe out all your savings.
Contact me now. If you or someone you love suffers spinal cord injury, paralysis, or similar spine damage due to wrongdoing in Southwest Florida, then get in touch with me. I’m expert Fort Myers personal injury lawyer David Harris. I value you and work to make your future a little brighter. Accordingly, my goals are providing you with money you need to access promising medical advances and care for your future needs
I know you struggle and face daily challenges. Moreover, I know your family and loved ones face strain and stress moving forward. However, while I cannot eliminate all your obstacles, I may be able to help you secure money providing you comfort and help you want.
When you hire me—on a no win no fee basis—I seek your opinions. I’m hands-on, so your questions are welcome and get answers. In addition, your calls reach me or receive a prompt call back. When I say I’m here for you, I mean it.
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