Neck and Back Accident Injuries Leading to ParalysisAugust 12, 2019 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share
Neck and back injuries can happen in any accident, including car, truck, motorcycle, boating, and slip and fall accidents. In more severe cases, neck and back injuries can be symptoms leading to temporary or permanent paralysis.
Johns Hopkins University says pain occurs in the area of the cervical vertebrae in the neck because the neck is often unprotected and subject to injury. The pain in the neck or back can be acute, which means it comes on suddenly and intensely. If there is chronic pain, it can last for weeks, months, or even years and can be continuous or intermittent.
Extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head or back may be signs of a spinal cord injury, which can cause paralysis. The Mayo Clinic says other emergency signs and symptoms of spinal cord injuries are:
- Weakness in coordination or paralysis in any part of the body
- Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Impaired breathing after an injury
- An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back
Almost half of new spinal cord injuries each year in the United States are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Falls cause more than 15 percent of spinal cord injuries in people over the age of 65.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reported at the beginning of 2019 that the average remaining years of life for a person with a spinal cord injury remains significantly below the life expectancies of people without spinal cord injuries.
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