Spinal cord injury, also known as SCI, is defined as any damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by traumatic injury or disease. With an SCI, you may experience temporary or permanent loss of sensation, loss of movement (paralysis), or loss of bowel or bladder control.
There are a variety of causes for SCI, including car accidents, violence-related accidents, falls, and sports accidents.
There are two types of spinal cord injury:
- Complete spinal cord injury: The injured person has no sensation or voluntary motor movement on either side of the body below the level of the injury. In general, neck injuries will lead to paralysis of all limbs (quadriplegia) while thoracic injuries cause paralysis to the lower limbs only (paraplegia).
- Incomplete spinal cord injury: The injured person has some feeling or partial movement. However, someone with an incomplete cervical injury can have lack of use of certain body parts and organs.
These injuries require ongoing and expensive medical care. If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone else's negligence, you have the right to seek compensation from the party at fault.
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