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Posts Tagged: Spinal Cord Injuries

Whiplash is a common but painful neck injury

Your neck is a very flexible part of your body. Think of how many different ways you can move your head. All of that movement is made possible by your neck. When you are involved in a car accident, the flexibility of your neck can lead to an injury known as whiplash. This is because the extreme movements of your neck during the accident might injure the structures, such as the discs, ligaments and muscles, that are part of your neck.… Continue Reading


The impact of a spinal cord injury

If you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury, you can expect this to change your life in many ways. While some of these injuries can be healed over time, most result in some level of permanent damage. As a result, the patient will require ongoing treatment.

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of the following:

— Motor vehicle accident

— ATV accident

— Slip and fall

— Medical malpractice

— Sports accidents

In the most serious of situations, a spinal cord injury will cause quadriplegia, paraplegia or complete paralysis.… Continue Reading


What are the costs of spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life forever. Not only can this lead to paralysis, but it can have a negative impact on the injured party’s finances.

The good thing is this: medicine and technology have come a long way. This means that anybody who suffers a spinal cord injury is able to get some type of treatment that allows him or her to improve his or her life and have a better outlook for the future.

The downside is the costs associated with a spinal cord injury.… Continue Reading


Understanding and dealing with spinal cord injuries

There are various situations that can contribute to a spinal cord injury, and some injuries can be more severe than others are. An Ontario resident may wonder how to manage living a normal life in extreme cases. The adjustments necessary to achieve a quality of life that a victim held prior to the injury can be significant, especially in cases involving paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paraplegia is the loss of sensation and motion in the legs and lower portion of the body, and quadriplegia is the loss of sensation and motion in the arms and chest as well as in the lower part of the body.… Continue Reading