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Suffering a spinal injury is often a life-changing event. Spinal cord injuries can result in the loss of movement, chronic pain, and decreased strength. Every year, approximately 12,500 Americans suffer some form of spinal cord injury. Understanding the various forms of spinal cord injuries and their potential health complications can be critical as you emotionally and physically heal from your injuries. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your options moving forward. 

Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries 

Throughout the United States, approximately 276,000 Americans live with some form of spinal cord injury. Even minor spinal injuries can result in serious long-term health problems. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either incomplete or complete. In the case of an incomplete spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is not completely severed. This usually allows for the injured person to retain some spinal function, depending on the severity of the injury. With complete spinal cord injuries, the spine is completely severed. In these instances, regaining function is only possible through extensive medical treatment and physical therapy, if at all.

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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,Being involved in a motor vehicle crash, even an apparent minor one, can be very unsettling. Often, a car crash will leave a person emotionally traumatized and this emotional trauma can mask any physical injuries the accident may have caused. A victim may not realize physical injury symptoms for hours – or even days – after the crash occurred.

Symptoms may indicate a serious injury has happened and the victim should seek medical help right away. For a person who has been in a vehicle crash, the following symptoms may be indicators that the crash resulted in a serious injury:

Pain or Swelling in the Abdominal Area

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