Any injury sustained is always unexpected. An injury to the spine? That can cause serious issues. And by serious issues, we mean serious paralysis. The condition of paralysis is when you lose muscle function in one or more muscles, and with that loss of muscle function comes a loss of feeling. The degree to which you lose muscle function is known as either total or partial paralysis. While each one deals with the same area, there are distinct differences between the two. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, and as a result you’re dealing with paralysis, you can seek compensation for the damages sustained.
Total paralysis is basically all-encompassing. The sensory and motor function below the injured level of the spinal column is completely disrupted and totally lost. Typically, this is caused by an inadvertent puncture, a contusion, or bruise to the spinal cord. Total paralysis can also be the result of low blood flow levels to the injured area of the spinal cord. With nearly half of spinal cord injuries considered to be total, it’s a serious issue.
Partial paralysis isn’t necessarily the antithesis of total paralysis, it’s just considered to be a lesser degree of severity. For example, if you are partially paralyzed, you may still have some function on one side of the body, yet not on the other. Paraplegia is the most identifiable form of partial paralysis, which is usually below the waist. The results are an inability to feel or move the legs and feet, an inability to then walk, a struggle with bodily functions (such as bowel movements and bladder effectiveness), and consistent pain below the area of the injury itself. The location of the injury is the biggest sign of what paralysis you’ll end up having. Partial paralysis is rather unpredictable, but physical therapy will always help to improve your overall outlook.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered A Spinal Injury Due To Negligence? Contact The Snyder Law Group Today To Seek The Compensation You Deserve.
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