Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Jim Leach, LC – Unhappy Golfing

There are several ways a back can be injured. If you have been involved in an accident, there is the possibility that you have injured your:

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Nerves
  • Cartilage between the vertebrae
  • Spinal cord

A spinal cord injury is a serious back injury. There are two types of spinal cord injuries.

  • Complete Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

Complete Spinal Cord Injuries

A complete spinal cord injury will result in quadriplegia or paraplegia. Quadriplegia is when a victim has lost the feeling in and the use of all four limbs. Paraplegia is when the victim has lost the feeling and the use of the lower limbs.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

An incomplete spinal cord injury will result in the limited feeling and mobility of the limbs below the point of injury. The victim may have feeling in the limbs, but have limited mobility or he or she may have mobility, but limited to no feeling.

Both types of spinal cord injuries cause mental and emotional stress and anguish. This type of personal injury disrupts the victim’s life and may cause strain on personal relationships. Our personal injury lawyers are here to answer all of your questions and help you through the complexity of filing your personal injury case.

Please contact our personal injury lawyers if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in Ohio or West Virginia. You may be entitled to compensation to help with medical bills and lost income.