When many people think of a spinal cord injury, they typically envision a victim who is wheelchair-bound and unable to participate in daily tasks. While many spinal cord injury victims will suffer paralysis and likely come to rely on a wheelchair, modern medicine and societal advancements have greatly improved the lives of spinal cord injury victims from even just 20 years ago.

As with any injury, the course of treatment for a spinal cord injury depends entirely on the severity of the injury and also how the injury occurred. It also depends on which part of the spinal cord was affected in the accident.  

In some cases, minor bruises to the spinal cord's soft tissues can cause inflammation. In many of these instances, the swelling will subside on its own. In some situations, a prescription drug or steroid may help alleviate the effects of spinal cord injuries. The drug methylprednisolone has also been proven to suppress the swelling associated with spinal cord injuries.

In more severe cases, physical therapy and rehabilitation is recommended to help the body recover. Through regular physical therapy sessions, your range-of-motion may improve and allow you to participate in activities you may have felt were lost to you you first recived your diagnosis.

No matter how severe the spinal cord injury is, there is likely some sort of treatment available, which, at the very least, will offer the victim an acceptable level of comfort.

All spinal cord injury victims deserve a chance at a long and fulfilling life. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of someone else's negligence, you should have access to top-notch medical care without having to worry about the financial strain it will place on you and your family. That is why many spinal cord injury victims choose to pursue compensation through a Georgia personal injury claim after such a trauma.

To learn more about spinal cord injuries, including the various treatment options available and the types of damages that may be available in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit stemming from a spinal cord injury, please visit our article library. 

Contacting a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or any other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation to which you may be entitled, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no cost consultation.

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