Effects and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Effects and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are roughly 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) each year in the U.S. Moreover, car accidents are the leading cause of these injuries.

The spinal cord controls the body’s motor, sensory and autonomic functions. Injuries to the spinal cord can affect these functions, and the location and severity of the injury will determine the impact of the injury.

Some common symptoms of spinal cord injuries are:

  • Severe pain or pressure in the back or neck
  • Numbness and weakness
  • Inability to feel sensations, such as cold and heat
  • Paralysis of any part of the body
  • Spasms
  • Inability maintaining balance
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control

SCIs are complex injuries. While treatments exist, the effectiveness varies depending on the extent of the injury. Some SCIs can have effects that are long-lasting and even permanent. Some long-term effects of SCIs include:

  • Paralysis
  • Chronic pain
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia

“A spinal cord injury can alter your life and make even simple tasks very difficult. If you have suffered an SCI in a car accident, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue a claim,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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