Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents.
The next most frequent causes are falls and acts of violence. Sports-related
spinal cord injuries occur more commonly in children and teenagers, while
work-related injuries (especially from construction work) predominate in adults.
A complete spinal cord injury produces total loss of all motor and sensory
function below the level of injury. Almost one half of all spinal cord injuries
are complete. Even in complete spinal cord injuries, the spinal cord is rarely
cut or transected. More commonly, loss of function is caused by a contusion
or bruise in the spinal cord or by compromise of blood flow to the injured
part of the spinal cord.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury and face long term care and rehabilitation,
you owe it to yourself and your family to call us immediately or request a
free case review.
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