Living with a spinal cord injury is devastating. You may have pain or be struggling with weakness or paralysis. Many spinal cord injuries leave people with lasting disabilities, but some treatments are able to help manage the condition.
When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, it’s very important for you to receive medical care as soon as possible. Reducing inflammation and repairing damage is essential to minimizing the impact of the spinal cord injury in the future.
How much recovery can you expect from a spinal cord injury?
When you’re recovering, you can expect to see most of the functionality that will return come back to you within six months. You may see some improvements after that, but healing typically slows after six months have passed from the date of the injury.
To improve the likelihood of recovering, your spinal cord should be stabilized as soon as possible after you’re hurt. You should also begin physical rehabilitation as soon as you can so that the body can stay strong and recovery.
If you will have a lasting disability, such as trouble with weakness or balance, physical therapy will also help with that so that you can be as functional as possible. You may still need to rely on physical medical aids, like walkers or a cane, so that you can walk on your own.
Living with a spinal cord injury is tough, but with the right medical care, you can see improvements and work towards being independent. Your attorney can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve if you suffer this injury as a result of a car crash.