Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the center of your back carrying signals back and forth between your body and your brain. Spinal cord injuries mainly start with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae. Most injuries do not cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals causing the signal to not pass through between the body and the brain as needed.
There are two types of spinal cord injuries. You can either have a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can’t send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you become paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury. Other conditions that may occur over an indefinite period of time include pain, over-sensitivity to stimuli, muscular spasms or tightness, and sexual dysfunction. A spinal cord injury is rare with less than 200,000 cases a year. There is no cure for this type of injury yet there is treatment that could help.
The most common causes of SCI is as follow:
The Ben Law Firm understands the life-altering changes that a victim of spinal cord injuries will have to face in the future. No matter how your injury occurred, a injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help! Let The Ben Law Firm represent you with your Spinal Cord Injury Case.