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The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and tissues within the spinal vertebrae, which is responsible for sending communication between the brain and the rest of the body.The spinal cord, together with the brain, comprises the body’s central nervous system. An injury to the spinal cord severs this line of communication. And, depending upon the location and completeness, a spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis or even death.
There are a great deal of grants and financial aid options available to those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. In some instances, it is even possible to exercise legal action for financial support for the injured patient. Take a look at our “Financial Resources” section for details on how to receive financial support.
There is a great deal of support for patients of spinal cord injuries and their families. Organizations such as the Christopher Reeves Foundation have been built entirely for this purpose. There are also a lot of online forums to connect with other patients suffering a similar fate. Check out our “Coping & Support” section for an extensive list of the names and websites for these resources.
Legal actions for a spinal cord injury are most often the result of negligence by another or a faulty or dangerous product. The most common causes of legal cases are motor vehicles accidents and acts of violence. Give us a call at 877-336-7192 and one of our recovery coaches will walk through your case to assess your options.
Whether you are in the middle of the city or out in the country, tracking down a specialized health care facility like a spinal cord rehabilitation center can be an arduous task. We have compiled a list of all of the rehabilitation facilities that specialize in spinal cord injuries so that you can find a location near you.
The sooner a patient with a spinal cord injury receives treatment, the better the prognosis for the future. Much of the rehabilitation process is focused on stabilizing the patient to prevent further injury. While current technology for returning a patient to their former quality of life prior to the injury is limited, science is making a lot of progress. The lower down in the spine that the injury occurs, the more likely the patient will be able to function on their own going forward.
If someone you love has recently suffered a spinal cord injury there is a lot that you can do to help. Your loved one will need specialized support that you can learn about from the medical professionals at the treatment facilities as well as your peers in online forums. Click here to order a free bracelet to show your support.