Your spinal cord is comprised of bundles of nerves that carry signals between your body and your brain. Spinal cord injuries, thus, disrupts these signals. Spinal cord injuries can result in abnormal, or a lack of, sensations or bodily movements and even paralysis. The spinal column is an assemblage of individual segments of bone which are called vertebrae. There are seven cervical (neck) vertebrae, twelve thoracic (mid-spine or chest) vertebrae and five lumbar (low back) vertebrae making up the spinal column. The sacrum, which is located at the base of the lumbar vertebrae, consists of five vertebrae, all of which are fused forming a solid body. The coccyx, commonly known as the tailbone, is made up of four or five bony segments which are fused together to form one bone.
Spinal cord injuries are serious and considered medical emergencies and should be treated as such. Treatments may include medication, back braces, surgery, and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may also be required in order to perform daily tasks. If you have sustained such injuries in an accident or by someone else’s wrongdoing, you need Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC, a top rated New York personal injury law firm to responsively and zealously represent and fight for you. Michael Manoussos is a Life Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the top trial lawyers in America. We are serious lawyers who seriously represent our clients for serious money.