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Complete vs. Incomplete

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.
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Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Spinal cord injuries may be caused due to car accidents, sports injuries, workplace accidents, physical attacks, and slip and fall accidents. Depending upon the severity of damage to the spinal cord, a victim may suffer partial or total paralysis. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae of the spine and acts as a conduit of information to and from the brain and the rest of the body. These signals enable a person to feel physical sensation, and when the spinal cord is damaged, stretched or severed the signals may be interrupted, weakened or lost altogether.

Take a moment to talk to a spinal cord injury attorney at Pope Taylor, LLP if you or a loved one has suffered injury to the back, spine or spinal cord. An injury of this nature may have devastating effects on one’s entire life. Not only may the victim face exorbitant medical bills as well as necessary future medical treatment, he or she may be unable to live alone or perform day-to-day actions. The victim may be unable to work again and may therefore require money for living expenses as well as live-in medical care. That is why our attorneys take their jobs so seriously. We strive to help accident victims recover the financial compensation they need to begin rebuilding their lives and facing better futures.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

The leading causes of spinal cord injuries are physical trauma and diseases. Physical trauma to the spinal cord may result from virtually any type of accident, from a car accident to a slip and fall. Diseases that contribute to spinal cord injury include polio and cancer. Currently, there is no cure once injury has been sustained. However, new developments and improvements are made every day and there is hope that eventually complete repair of the spinal cord will be possible.