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Houston Paralysis Lawyers

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Paralysis is the complete loss of nerve and muscle function in one or more limbs. This often results from damage to the spinal cord. Paralysis can have a partial or total effect on the body, depending on where the damage occurred. Types are often described by the number of limbs affected.

Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (C1 - C8)

This affects the upper portion of the spinal cord and leaves victims with either severe weakness or paralysis in the arms and legs.

As this is higher up the spine, the consequences are more severe, including:

  • Loss of sensation
  • Inability to breathe without assistive equipment
  • Inability to control signals
  • Dysfunction of the bowel and bladder
  • Needing a brace or permanent stabilization

Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury (T1 - T12)

This affects the middle portion of the spine and will cause paralysis in the legs. Thoracic injuries are the most likely of any spinal injury.

Victims of a thoracic injury experience:

  • Full and uninhibited control of their arms
  • Loss of physical sensation
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction

Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury (L1 - L5)

These are injuries in the lower portion of the spine (the lumbar) and will cause loss of motor function in the legs, leaving upper limbs functional.

Lumbar spinal cord injuries yield different consequences:

  • Inhibited control of the buttocks, genital organs, and abdomen
  • Surgical intervention is often required

Sacral Spinal Cord Injury (S1 - S5)

This is an injury at the end of the spine, affecting bowel and bladder function.

In many cases, paralysis will also affect:

  • Hips and legs
  • Weakness or lack of control of the thigh
  • Calves, feet, and genital organs

Rehabilitation & Recovery for People Living with Paralysis

People with paralysis will often never return to the previous style or quality of life; however, through rehabilitation, they can learn new skills that will allow them to better move forward. By finding a qualified rehabilitation center, they will be able to address a wide variety of their needs.

Here are a few of the professionals who can help paralysis patients transition into this new chapter:

  • Psychiatrists can help develop a long term plan for handling pain and emotional struggles.
  • Rehab nurses will look at the bigger, aiding areas such as nutrition, self-care, breathing, and education.
  • Occupation and physical therapists can begin encouraging movement in people with paralysis through everyday routines.

Rehabilitation and recovery for people with paralysis require extensive funding and care. If you or a loved one has had their life turned upside down from a wrongful injury resulting in paralysis, you need your due compensation to provide any available treatments. Arnold & Itkin LLP is a team composed of dedicated, determined paralysis attorneys who understand your loss and want to help you recover.

Call Arnold & Itkin at (888) 493-1629 for your free consultation. We are here to be the difference-makers you deserve during difficult times.

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