Identifying Spine Injury Symptoms

Spine injury symptoms are extremely serious and severe. Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a life altering situation for victims. The quality of life you’ve always known can disappear in an instant. This is often the case in catastrophic injuries and even more so in cases of spinal cord injuries. The symptoms of spine injuries are traditionally grave and intense causing extreme discomfort and distress for victims and their families.

There are many reasons that could be named as the cause of spinal injuries, from car accidents, construction site accidents, boating accidents, workplace incidents and more. Regardless of the primary cause of your injury the pain and suffering is consistent across the board. The onset of the injury is the source of victims having to endure a plethora of painful symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries.

After an accident or incident occurs, there are several key warning signs of a spinal cord injury. If you or a loved one experience, any of these symptoms contact the proper emergency workers immediately for medical help.

Spine Injury Symptoms

  • Complete loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Sudden loss of sensation in hands and feet
  • Sporadic tingling in hands and feet
  • Extreme back pain
  • Feeling of intense pressure in head, neck or back
  • Impaired ability to breathe or cough
  • Difficulty balancing the body to walk or stand normally

There are two key factors to consider after an injury is suffered. These factors will determine the extent of your injury. The first factor is the location on the spine of the injury itself. The second factor is the level of severity of direct injury to the spine. If an injury is categorized as complete, this means that nearly all sensory has been lost below the location of the spinal injury. If the injury is categorized as incomplete this means that there is some function of sensory still active below the injury’s location.

Our Providence Catastrophic Injury firm is experienced in all types of spinal injury cases. We can utilize our knowledge of personal injury law, aggressive legal strategies and trial experience to fight on your behalf. We’ll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve to cover the inevitable medical expenses and restore your family’s quality of life. Call (401) 274-5556 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Spinal Cord Injury Attorney David Morowitz.