Spinal Injury Impingement or Compression
Spinal cord impingement is a very painful and serious injury. The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves that serves as the “conduit” for neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Motor information like breathing, the body’s reflexes, processes, systems and movements are coordinated and controlled through this conduit. When the spinal cord or nerve roots are impinged or compressed, this can result in profound and debilitating pain and loss of function.
The spinal cord is encircled and protected by the vertebral column. This bony column consists of 33 bones, called vertebrae, separated from each other by discs that act as “shock absorbers.” Discs are comprised of a center (nucleus pulposus) and an outer fibrous layer (annulus fibrosus). Discs are referred to as “herniated” either when the annulus is bulging or protruding or when the nucleus migrates through a tear in the annulus (aka HNP or herniated nucleus pulposus). The result can be compression or impingement of the spinal cord. Spinal cord impingement can result in a wide range of different symptoms and disabilities depending on the location of the impingement.
If you have suffered an injury that resulted in spinal cord impingement due to someone’s negligence, contact the Rode Law Firm. We will help you recover compensation for your spinal injury including recovery for:
medical bills (from emergency visits, doctor visits, chiropractors, physical therapy and surgery)
pain and suffering
scarring and disfigurement
loss of income
loss of employment
loss of health insurance
loss of employer retirement contributions
loss of earning capacity
loss of business
loss of ability to perform household services
loss of consortium
other injury-related expenses