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Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on August 08, 2012

Daytona Beach Spinal Cord InjuryThe spinal cord injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona Beach can help you demand fair compensation for the devastating effects of your spinal cord injury. Our lawyers advise that, when facing such a serious long-term injury, you never speak to an insurance company until you have secured proper legal representation.

Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

The cervical area of the spine is made up of the top seven vertebrae (C-1 through C-7). Spinal cord injuries in the cervical region can be particularly devastating, resulting in partial or complete paralysis of the entire body below the neck, and can cause difficulty with breathing and swallowing. Becoming paraplegic (two paralyzed limbs) or quadriplegic (four paralyzed limbs) can have dire consequences on a person’s physical and mental well-being. Often unable to work, and sometimes dependent on others for routine activities, people suffering serous cervical injuries are prone to developing severe depression and long-term health problems. Our Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to deal with ongoing medical and physical therapy bills.

Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury

Our attorneys can help you deal with insurance companies if you have suffered a thoracic spinal cord injury. The thoracic area of the spine is made up of the twelve vertebrae in the upper-middle portion of the spine (T-1 through T-12). Spinal cord injuries in the thoracic region can result in paralysis of the legs, as well as bowel and bladder incontinence. Those with thoracic spinal cord injuries may be severely handicapped and require a wheelchair for mobility. Thoracic spinal cord injuries can put a person out of work indefinitely and force them to become dependent on others for day-to-day activities.

Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Cord Injury

The lumbar and sacral area of the spine is made up of the lower ten vertebrae (L-1 through L-5 and S-1 through S-5). Spinal cord injuries in the lumbar or sacral region of the spine can result in paralysis or loss sensation in the legs. Lumbar and sacral spinal cord injuries can cause life-long pain and physical disabilities.

Spinal Disc Injury

Our Daytona Beach auto accident lawyers can help you receive compensation for a spinal disc injury. The discs in the spinal column are the soft cushions between the vertebrae. Spinal discs can be damaged by injury, arthritis, and medical negligence. One surgical solution to severe spinal disc injury is to remove the disc and fuse the adjacent vertebrae together. Although this procedure may relieve the unbearable pain and nerve problems associated with disc injuries, the procedure itself may result in long-term disability, which is why it is important that you seek legal representation to ensure you will be fully compensated for the long-term outcome of your injuries.

Contact Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Contact our spinal cord injury lawyers. Our attorneys in Daytona Beach can help you demand compensation if you have sustained a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of someone else. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we are committed to providing our clients with aggressive representation.

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