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Types of Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

Whenever a spine injury occurs, there is often significant damage of which you should know. These are some of the most damaging types of injuries and it’s important for you to recognize the problems you may encounter when the injury occurs and as time goes by.

Knowing the different types of spine and spinal cord injuries can help you with the process as it helps to explain the need for compensation. Here are a few of the things you need to know moving forward about the types of spine and spinal cord injuries.

Herniated Discs

Also referred to as a bulging disc, a herniated disc is when there is a portion of the disc nucleus within the vertebrae pushing out and against the spinal nerves. It can cause you to suffer significant pain, much of which can be long-term if not surgically corrected.

Herniated discs often arise because of pressure on the spine, but it’s more likely when someone has a degenerative condition that impacts the bones.

Complete Paralysis

Complete paralysis can impact either the lower limbs or all four limbs. However, whenever it happens, it involves there being no messages sent from your brain to your limbs. You lose all functionality in the affected limbs.

Incomplete Paralysis

Much like complete paralysis, it can occur with either paraplegia or quadriplegia, but there is still some communication between your brain and your nerves. As such, you may still retain function in limbs, typically one side of your body more than the other.

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we’re well aware of how severe these types of injuries are. As such, we work hard on your behalf to help you understand your rights. With our Austin spine injury lawyers on your side, you can feel confident in our ability to safeguard your options moving forward. It’s our top priority to be there for you when you need it most.

Call our firm at (512) 400-3278 today.