Spinal cord injury may cause partial or permanent disability

Thursday January 17, 2013

There are certain types of bodily injuries that may produce prolonged illness or disability. Spinal cord injury is one that causes paralysis and physical disability. Connecticut residents are aware that medical treatment often does not provide fruitful results in these cases, thereby leaving the person with tremendous difficulties to handle. In order to make the lives of spinal cord injury victims helpful, researches and studies are continually conducted.

The findings of a new research study may come as a sigh of relief for those who are facing partial paralysis due to spinal cord injury. Researchers have found that non-invasive stimulation may be helpful with hand movements in such patients. The research method is based on conducting impulses from motor cortex of brain to spinal cord.

The researchers are of the opinion that prolonged use of this stimulation technique may improve therapeutic benefits in the treatment of spinal cord injury patients. The combination of this technique with other clinical rehabilitation strategies may provide good results.

Spinal cord injury often produces grave outcomes. Partial or permanent physical disability may be the consequence of a spinal cord injury. People facing such injuries often spend a lot of money for medical treatment, but the ratio of recovery is quite low.

Accidents are reportedly a major cause of spinal cord injuries everywhere and Connecticut is no exception. People who contribute to such accidents should understand the devastating repercussions of spinal cord injury. Workplace accidents, traffic accidents and slip-and-fall accidents may cause neck and spinal cord injury that may bring the victim full or partial disability.

Those who face spinal cord injury or neck injury due to the negligence of others can make the wrongdoer liable for the physical loss and suffering. They can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, permanent disability, rehabilitation and pain and suffering.

Source: Physical Therapy Products Online, “Noninvasive Stimulation May Improve Hand Use for Spinal Cord Injury Patients,” Jan. 07, 2013.

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