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Spinal Cord Injury Questions
Baltimore, Maryland Injury Lawyer
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A Spinal Cord Injury is an injury that results from a physically traumatic event in which there is damage to the cells in the spinal cord or the nerve tracts that communicate along the spinal cord is severed. There are several types of Spinal Cord Injuries including:
- Contusion – the spinal cord is bruised
- Compression – the spinal cord has too much pressure on it
- Laceration – some nerve fibers in the spinal cord are severed or torn
- Central Cord Syndrome – the cervical region of the spinal cord is damaged
Some possible causes of a Spinal Cord Injury include:
What physical effects does a Spinal Cord Injury have on the body?
A Spinal Cord Injury can cause many severe physical effects in the body which include:
- Loss of control of movements and muscles, which is known as paralysis
- Loss of feeling and reflex below the point of injury
- Loss of function of natural activity such as breathing, bowel and bladder control
- Pain or sensitivity when touched
- Muscle spasms
- Sexual dysfunction
On top of all of the physical restraints that the body may have after suffering a Spinal Cord Injury, someone who has a Spinal Cord Injury is more susceptible to other medical illnesses such as:
- Bed Sores
- Bladder Infections
- Lung Infections
Can a Spinal Cord Injury be cured?
The central nervous system is one of the only parts of the body that can’t repair itself. Therefore there is no known cure for a Spinal Cord Injury. However, the damage of a Spinal Cord Injury can be reduced by limiting immediate cell death and reducing inflammation of the spinal cord. Also, there is a way to attempt to regenerate function in damaged areas by blocking the mechanism of neurons to re-grow themselves, inserting new cells and bypassing the damaged area. However, this is only an attempt and is not guaranteed to work.
If you live in Maryland and are in need of a Baltimore Injury Lawyer to fight for you or your child’s rights please contact Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Attorney, Tom Yost today to schedule your free consultation. The Yost Legal Group serves clients in and around Baltimore, Maryland.
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