Highlighting Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Thousands of Americans suffer from spinal cord injuries each year. These injuries are devastating and can result in life long care. Spinal cord injuries cause significant physical challenges and emotional stress.
Living with a spinal cord injury is extremely costly and can result in life long medical bills, loss of income, lengthy hospital stays, rehabilitation services and more.
Below are recent statistics on spinal cord injuries:
- About 17,000 spinal cord injuries are diagnosed each year.
- About 282,000 people are living with a SCI.
- The average age of injury is 42 years old.
- About 80% of all spinal cord injuries occur in men.
A spinal cord injury can be sudden. It can happen when playing a favorite sport, from a motor vehicle accident, a serious fall, or any high-risk activity.
It is important to know the symptoms and seek immediate medical attention after an accident. The most common symptoms are:
- Pain, numbness or a burning sensation
- Inability to move or walk
- Inability to feel pressure, heat or cold
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty breathing
Every injury is different and not all spinal cord injuries present immediate symptoms. Depending on the severity and location of an injury, symptoms may be delayed due to swelling and bleeding around the spinal cord.
As we enter into Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month in September it’s important to know the facts, be aware of the symptoms and show your support by wearing green in the month of September.
If you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury in any type of accident, call the attorneys at Floyd Hunter Injury Law right away at 334-452-4000. When you call one of our experienced Alabama Spinal Cord Injury attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We will review every detail of your situation at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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