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What Raises Suspicion of a Complete Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and life-altering injuries anyone can face. They are serious not only because of the immediate physical implications but also due to the profound and long-term impacts they can have on a victim’s life. Complete spinal cord injuries, in particular, can be very devastating. These injuries often lead

What Are the Leading Causes of Paralysis?

Paralysis is a medical condition that causes a loss of muscle function, sensation, and control over certain parts of the body. It can occur due to various reasons, ranging from medical conditions to physical injuries, and can have a profound impact on your life. You may require lifelong medical care, become unable to work, and

Back & Neck Pain after a Car Accident

Every year, people across Washington suffer serious harm in car accidents. Many of these injuries are immediately obvious, like broken bones, cuts, and road rash. Some injuries, like back and neck pain, don’t manifest symptoms for hours or even days following the initial collision. After a car accident, back and neck pain is often a

What Is Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

Many accident victims suffer from chronic back pain. Defined as pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, chronic and long-term back pain can be uncomfortable at best and completely debilitating at worst. There are many treatment options available to help relieve this condition, including radiofrequency neurotomy. Radiofrequency neurotomy is a non-invasive procedure that works

What Is a Vertebral Artery Dissection?

A stroke is one of the most serious medical conditions that a person can develop. These life-threatening medical events can be caused by several factors, including blocked arteries and leaking blood vessels.  Vertebral artery dissections are a rare cause of strokes but are common among stroke patients who are relatively young and healthy. A torn

What Recovery Is Expected Following a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury can be life-altering. In many cases, these injuries leave you partially or completely paralyzed, unable to move or feel sensations below the injury site. While some spinal cord injuries are permanent, it is possible for some victims to make a partial recovery. Many factors can contribute to whether a patient will

What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can be very severe. The spinal cord is critical for feeling and function, and any damage can result in permanent disabilities. There are many factors that could cause a spinal cord injury, including car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. If someone else’s actions caused your spinal cord injury, you may be eligible

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is one of the most important structures in the human body. This collection of nerves, which are protected by bones called vertebrae, are responsible for communicating messages from the brain to the rest of the body. If any part of the spinal cord is damaged, a person’s life could change forever. Severe

Spinal Cord Compression & Medical Malpractice

A spinal cord injury can change your life in significant and dramatic ways. Paralysis, lack of sensation, severe pain, and many other complications can occur when the spinal cord is compressed or severed. Many factors can lead to a spinal cord injury, including medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to uphold