Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Each year in the United States, approximately 12,500 people suffer spinal cord injuries from various incidents. Overcoming spinal cord injuries and learning to live a functional life with this type of physical destruction can be quite a challenge. Caring for a person with extensive and complete spinal cord injuries, which are the most severe, is also a rather difficult task. Figuring out how to get the right treatment and what to do for your loved one is overwhelming.
If it was you or a loved one injured in an accident in Mississippi caused by someone else’s negligence and spinal cord injury, call the German law firm PLLC. Bob Germany is a Spinal Cord Injury in Mississippi Attorney who specializes in these civil proceedings and can advise you on the best and most productive ways to get the compensation you need for your damages.
What is the anatomy of the spinal cord?
When you take care of someone with Spinal Cord Injury in Mississippi or if you are suffering from this assault, understanding the anatomy of the spine can be very helpful. The more you know about your injuries and the more educated you are about your condition, the better you can stand up for yourself. When treating a person with spinal cord damage, knowing the anatomy of the spine is helpful in understanding what their injuries will bring in order to better care for them.
The spinal cord is made up of nerves surrounded by a protective myelin sheath that is surrounded by hard and durable bone vertebrae. The The spine is divided into four regions and where trauma to a spine occurs determines the type of effects a person will experience and the severity of their symptoms. The four regions of your spinal cord are:
- The cervical spinal cord on the top, your brain connects to your spine and is made up of the C1-C8 vertebrae.
- The Thoracic spine is located under your cervical spine and in the middle of your spine. This region hosts 12 vertebrae, T1-T12.
- The Lumbar spine is where the notch curve of your back is. This place has five vertebrae, L1-L5.
- The Sacral spine has five vertebrae that are fused together in a triangle and only bulge outwards a little. The sacral site consists of nerve roots.
Depending on your injuries, these are just a few of the symptoms you may experience:
- Difficulty breathing
- Problems with bladder and bowel function
- Chronic pain
- a headache
- Becoming sterile
- Chronic pain in the muscles and nerves
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of sexual interest and skills
- lung infection
Speak to a Mississippi Spinal Cord Injury attorney today
Spinal cord injuries may require aids such as walkers or wheelchairs, physical therapy, pain relievers, functional electrical stimulation, communication devices, and more. The high financial and physical costs associated with a spinal cord injury should not be paid out of pocket. Call Germany Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 487-0555 today to speak to Bob Germany, an experienced and effective Jackson Personal Injury Attorney to find out more about your compensation options dwith a free consultation.