A spinal cord injury is one
of the worst injuries that a person can suffer. It can
be debilitating mentally, physically, and financially.
If you are suffering from a painful spinal injury, then
you are not alone. In fact, more than 250,000 people in
the U.S. currently live with some type of spinal cord
injury. When you are dealing with the pain of a spinal
cord injury, you may feel confused about where to turn
for help. Look no further than the legal representatives
at our firm to help you get the support you deserve. If
your injury is the result of another’s negligent act,
then you may have a case to receive the money you need.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is an injury to the spinal cord
that results in a loss of movement, which may include
paralysis. These types of injuries may be the result of
a horrific event, such as a slip and fall accident or
car accident. A spinal cord injury does not stop at just
the back. It can create a mecca of health problems that
can affect every part of your body, including blood
pressure, heart dysfunction, bowel and bladder problems
as well as muscle spasm and loss of sexual function. The
seriousness of the injury is directly impacted by which
part of the spine was affected. Each part of the spine
controls different body functions.
- Coccygeal vertebrae
(Tailbone) – This section has control over the
sensation from the skin on the lower back.
- Sacral vertebrae
(Hips) – This area manages the thighs, lower parts of
legs, feet, and most of the external genital organs.
- Lumbar vertebrae
(Middle back) – This part manages the lower abdomen
and back, as well as buttocks, parts of the legs, and
sectors of the external genital organs.
- Thoracic vertebrae
(Upper Back) – This section runs the chest muscles,
some back muscles, and parts of the abdomen
- Cervical vertebrae
(Neck) – This section manages the back of the head,
neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and the diaphragm.
Why Won’t Insurance
Insurance companies often deny claims for chronic pain
and other disabling symptoms that are associated with a
spinal cord injury. Insurance companies may claim that
these symptoms are natural or stem from a preexisting
condition. As a result, your medical bills can create a
financial hole that you may never be able to dig
yourself out of. Your best defense is to call us first.
We will help fight to get you the money you deserve when
you are suffering from a spinal cord injury. We will
take care of your defense; you just worry about feeling