Category: Spinal Cord Injuries

What Do People Need to Know about Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal Cord Injuries
  October 27, 2020

A spinal cord injury is one of the most debilitating injuries that can befall someone in Pennsylvania. Spinal injuries have been known to cause full paralysis, loss of motor functions, extreme pain and other issues. If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s recklessness, you might wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. What are the main…

Car accidents can cause hidden spine injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries
  December 31, 2019

Experiencing a car accident is always dangerous, even when the impact of a collision is relatively minor. Many of us are so familiar with driving and riding in traffic that it is easy to forget how forceful a car accident is. In many cases, a victim may suffer injuries that they do not recognize at first, including head injuries, organ…

A neck fracture is a severe injury that can alter your life

Spinal Cord Injuries
  October 24, 2019

A neck fracture is not the most common on-the-job injury, but it’s one that every worker should be fully aware of. From office workers to construction workers to individuals who drive delivery trucks, anyone and everyone is at risk of this serious injury. A neck fracture, also known as a cervical fracture, occurs when there is a break in one…

Stabilization after a spinal cord accident is critical

Spinal Cord Injuries
  June 10, 2019

A person with a spinal cord injury has a long road to recovery ahead of them. In almost all cases, the immediate medical care has a huge impact on the amount of recovery the person will be able to experience. In the first hours and days after the accident, a lot of things will go on. One of the primary…

Paraplegia vs. tetraplegia

Spinal Cord Injuries
  September 28, 2018

Catastrophic car accidents can put individuals in great, lasting danger. When a car accident produces damage to the brain or spine, it can cause paralysis to the body. Many individuals come away from motor vehicle accidents with injuries such as broken bones, whiplash and burns. Some individuals, however, are rushed to the hospital only to find out that they have…

Tips for caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries
  August 7, 2018

If your loved one recently got into an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may find yourself in the new and daunting role of a caregiver. Because this is a brand-new situation for both you and your loved one, there will likely be a steep learning curve. Take it slow and remember that while caregiving can…

New guidelines dictate opioid prescriptions for injured workers

Spinal Cord Injuries
  July 25, 2018

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf just rolled out new guidelines for how opioids will be prescribed to employees injured on the job. The guidelines are meant to ensure workers receive safe, quality healthcare, while reducing the risk of addiction. The state ranks third in country with the number of workers that become addicted to opioids. ABC27 News states that in Pennsylvania,…

Complications of spinal cord injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries
  March 21, 2018

Any Pennsylvania resident who has suffered a spinal cord injury knows the pain and lifestyle changes that this type of injury can cause. Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent changes to the way the body functions, and there are many complications that may arise. There is not yet a way for doctors to repair spinal cord injuries, but treatment and…

What to know about central pain syndrome

Spinal Cord Injuries
  May 23, 2017

Pennsylvania residents may be familiar with a condition called central pain syndrome. The condition is caused by damage or other defects within the central nervous system. It may be caused by a tumor, a stroke or either brain or spinal cord trauma. The severity and location of the pain may differ depending on what caused the condition to present itself…

Spinal cord injury data

Spinal Cord Injuries
  October 5, 2016

One of the more serious injuries that can occur in various settings in Pennsylvania is a spinal cord injury. Because of the vital role that the spinal cord plays in communicating information between the brain and various parts of the body, even a slight injury could have life-changing consequences. Statistics indicate that there are about 17,000 instances of new spinal…