How Mississippi Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Spinal Cord InjuriesMississippi Legal News
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 12,500 people that suffer spinal cord injuries from various incidents. It can be a considerable challenge overcoming spinal cord injuries and learning to live life functionally with this type of physical bodily destruction. Caring for a person that has extensive and complete spinal cord injuries, which are the most severe, is also quite a difficult job. Figuring out how to get the right treatment along with understanding what you need to do for your loved one is overwhelming.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in Mississippi caused by another person’s negligence and spinal cord injuries resulted, call Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Bob Germany is a Mississippi spinal cord injury attorney that specializes in these civil suits and can advise you on your best, most productive options to get the compensation you need to pay for your damages.
What is the Anatomy of the Spinal Cord?
If you are taking care of someone with spinal cord damage in Mississippi or if you are suffering from this bodily harm, then understanding the anatomy of the spine can be very helpful. The more you know about your injures and the more you are educated on your condition, the better you can advocate for yourself. If you are providing treatment for a person with spinal cord damage, knowing the anatomy of the spine is helpful for you to understand what their injuries entail to better take care of them.
The spinal cord is made up of nerves that are surrounded by a protective covering of myelin which is encased by hard and durable bone vertebrae. The spinal column is divided into four regions and where trauma occurs on a spinal column will dictate the type of repercussions that a person will suffer as well as how severe their symptoms will be. The four regions of your spinal cord are:
- The cervical spinal cord on the top connecting your brain to your spine and consists of vertebrae C1-C8.
- The thoracic spinal cord is under the cervical spinal cord and in the middle of your spinal column. This region houses 12 vertebrae, T1-T12.
- The lumbar spinal cord is the location where the indent curvature of your back is located. This location has five vertebrae, L1-L5.
- The sacral spine has five vertebrae fused together in a triangle and curves outward just a bit. The sacral location is made up of nerve roots.
Depending on your injuries, these are just some of the symptoms you may experience:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bladder and bowel functioning issues
- Chronic pain
- Becoming infertile
- Chronic pain in the muscles and nerves
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of sexual interest and abilities
Speak to a Mississippi Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
Spinal cord injuries may require assistive devices like walkers or wheelchairs, physical therapy, pain medication, functional electrical stimulation, devices for communication, and more. The high financial and physical cost that comes with a spinal cord injury is not something that a victim should have to pay for out of their own pocket. Call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today at (601) 487-0555 to speak with Bob Germany, an experienced and effective Jackson personal injury attorney to learn more about your options for compensation during a free consultation.