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  Spinal Chord Injuries
   

A spinal cord injury is an injury that has the potential to permanently alter the life of the victim and can require years of medical treatment. Even less-severe spinal cord injuries have the ability to keep victims from returning to work or engaging in normal, everyday activities without expensive rehabilitation therapy. When spinal cord injuries happen at work, those injured employees may be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits to lower the burden of medical costs and other treatment. At the Barnett Law Firm, in Decatur, Georgia, experienced attorney Hank Barnett has represented many clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries in on-the-job accidents. Since 1983, Mr. Barnett has helped injured workers throughout the state obtain the workers’ compensation and permanent disability benefits that they need to promote recovery and improved medical health. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, our firm understands how a serious spinal cord injury can impact your life, your family and your future.

Immediate treatment of spinal cord injuries can reduce long-term effects, and in some cases, may be able to prevent permanent conditions. If you have been injured, getting the medical treatment you need should be your top priority.

Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

There are two types of spinal cord injuries and an injury is classified by the level and degree of function that remains after damage has occurred.

Complete spinal cord injuries include paraplegia, quadriplegia and tetraplegia, which involve varying degrees of paralysis and permanent loss of motor and nerve functions. Depending on the location and severity of the injuries, complete spinal cord injuries could result in the loss of sensation and movement in the legs, bowels, bladder, torso, arms and hands. Tetraplegia victims may also require ventilator systems in order to breathe normally.

Incomplete spinal injuries are more common and these injuries may impact sensation and movement below the point of the injury but the effects of the injuries are usually not permanent. Depending on the area of the spinal cord that is injured, the type and severity of the injury will vary. Even in less severe incomplete spinal injuries, such as pinched nerves or herniated discs, lower back pain can be tremendous and the recovery process can take several weeks or months to complete.

 

 

 

 
 

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