Spine injuries are typically characterized by a loss of feeling in extremities, diminished capacity of normal bodily functions, or worse, paralysis. Complete damage to the spinal cord is considered irreparable. That may change, thanks to the research behind a medical trial in Sydney, Australia.
HOPE FOR SPINE INJURY VICTIMS
A nascent medical technology known as neuromodulation promises to reverse spinal cord injuries. Neuromodulation uses electrical current to restore signal paths between a patient’s spinal cord and limbs. Professor Reggie Edgerton’s pioneering work in the field provides the foundation for the trial set to begin in July. If the trial proves successful, it would offer victims of spine injuries the chance for restored mobility, the use of paralyzed limbs, and control of bodily functions damaged by the injury.
Spine injuries are catastrophic to the lives of victims and their families. Loss of mobility, sensory, and motor function leave many victims paraplegic or quadriplegic. The Mayo Clinic lists the following warning signs and symptoms of spine injury:
- Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head, or back
- Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
- Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Impaired breathing after injury
- An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back
Spine injury accidents impact every aspect of the lives of victims and their families. Complete spinal cord injury leading to paralysis is devastating, but even incomplete injury can rob you of bodily functions, gainful employment and much more.
The road to recovery, although more hopeful considering this new technology, is still a long and arduous journey for many victims. The emotional and financial toll it takes, on top of the physical damage, calls for sympathetic yet aggressive legal representation.
If you or someone you love sustained a spine injury in an accident, you deserve to recover compensation for your shattering experience. Randy E. Fry offers compassionate legal help and a dedication to helping clients like you get fair and just compensation.
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