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Spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious and can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back, carrying signals from your brain to the rest of your body. Spinal cord injury is the result of trauma directly to these nerves or an indirect damage to the bones, soft tissues or vessels surrounding the cord. There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, almost all feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the level of injury and you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you still have some sensation and movement below the level of injury.

What Are the Most Common Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries may result from:

  • Auto accidents or motor cycle accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Falls
  • Diving into shallow water
  • Electrical accidents
  • Physical violence
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Diseases

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

Symptoms will vary greatly from person to person, depending on the severity and location of the injury. Some common symptoms include:

  • Loss of movement or difficulty walking
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Inability to move limbs
  • Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat or cold
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain or stiffness in the back or neck
  • Muscle spasms

Spinal cord injuries require immediate medical attention. If you suspect that someone has a back or neck injury, it is important not to move him or her. Doing so may cause permanent paralysis and other serious complications. Instead, call 911 and keep the person still.

Call Goldstein & Hayes P.C. for a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love was injured, resulting in damage to the spinal cord, the Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. can help you fight for justice and compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have recovered over $200 million on behalf of our clients.

Cal us today at (888) 425-6070.