The Most Common Problems Associated with SCI

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in a wide range of physical, functional, and psychosocial challenges that significantly impact individuals’ lives. The specific effects of SCI depend on the level and severity of the injury, as well as individual factors such as age, pre-existing health conditions, and access to medical care. However, several common problems … Read more

Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of human anatomy, responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Spinal cord injuries or SCIs can have severe and lifelong consequences, affecting a person’s mobility as well as organ function. However, many spinal cord injuries are preventable through awareness, … Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: Understanding the Impact

The spinal cord is a vital part of our body’s central nervous system. It serves as a messenger, transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Unfortunately, accidents can happen that lead to spinal cord injuries. These injuries can have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s life. In this article, … Read more

Will My Insurance Cover a Spinal Cord Injury?

Most people never think about how they would pay for the costs associated with a serious personal trauma such as a spinal cord injury.  After all, if you have health insurance and vehicle insurance, you should be covered–right?  Unfortunately, all too often, insurance policies fall short of covering all of the costs associated with serious injuries, and the more serious and life-changing the trauma, the less likely the insurance policy is to cover the expenses completely.

How Much Do Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries Cost?

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Calculating Damages in Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Spinal cord injuries or SCIs are one of the most devastating types of personal injuries imaginable.  Often, a spinal cord injury will cause permanent paralysis or changes in mobility that leave the victim unable to work or even perform self-care tasks.  Estimating the future costs of spinal cord injury cases is not an easy task, and is usually best left to a personal injury attorney with experience in SCI cases.

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How Common Are Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, are far more common than most people believe.  When you include all the possible types of SCIs, spinal cord injuries become some of the more common long-term injuries sustained in vehicle crashes, falls, and other accidents.

A spinal cord injury is defined as any type of injury affecting the spinal nerves, including the grouping known as the cauda equina at the base of the spine.  SCIs typically cause permanent damage that may be managed but not cured, although some types of injuries are treatable.  Spinal cord injuries lead to physical, emotional and social problems that affect all aspects of a victim’s life.

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How Spinal Cord Injuries Impact Breathing

Spinal cord injuries or SCIs do not only damage the spinal cord; they are also responsible for harm to other body systems, such as the circulatory and respiratory systems.  While we tend to think of SCIs in the context of loss of movement, as with a quadriplegic or paraplegic, many SCI victims suffer from difficulty breathing or performing other involuntary bodily functions.  Ultimately, this type of damage may have long-term consequences as severe as loss of movement or ability to walk.

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Can “Dancing Molecules” Fix Spinal Cord Injuries?

Scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory and Northwestern University recently received some amazing news from one of their studies:  a novel injectable treatment has shown promise in reversing the paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.

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What Are The Worst Types of Personal Injury?

Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of injuries and illnesses caused by someone else’s negligence.  Everything from food poisoning to dog bites can be considered a personal injury if someone else was responsible for the harm caused to another person.  However, there are some types of personal injury that cause much more devastating and long-lasting damage than others.  Among the worst types of personal injuries, excluding wrongful death, are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs).

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Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Lifelong Changes

Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Lifelong Changes

Every year, there are about 17,500 spinal cord injuries in the United States.  Of these, many will suffer lifelong consequences from their SCIs.  It is important for spinal cord injury victims and their loved ones to understand that SCIs often mean changes that will affect the rest of the victim’s life, and in seeking compensation … Read more