Signs that your spinal cord injury might be severe or long-term

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2023 | Auto Accidents, Spinal Cord Injuries

Even though modern healthcare has advanced greatly in the treatment of severe injuries, spinal cord injuries can still be notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment of these types of injuries is oftentimes just as difficult as brain injuries – sometimes even more difficult.

When Louisiana residents suffer spinal cord injuries, they may not know what to expect for their future, including whether or not a full recovery is possible.

Injury symptoms

There may be some signs that your spinal cord injury is severe or that it might be permanent. For example, if you no longer have any sensory feeling in your body below the spot where the injury to your spine is located, or you have no bodily control below that point, your spinal cord injury may be labeled as “complete” – which means quite severe.

Besides the complete loss of bodily control or feeling below the spot of the spinal cord injury, there may be other symptoms that can indicate the severity of the injury. For instance, spinal cord injury victims may experience breathing problems, spasms, reflex actions or even pain in some situations.

There are some common causes for spinal cord injury, including motor vehicle accidents and work accidents, among other dangerous situations.

If you have suffered this type of injury, you may be facing a long road to recovery or even some semblance of a return to normal life. If your injury was caused due to another person’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation.