A new breakthrough treatment is giving hope to spinal cord injury victims. Four men that were paralyzed from the chest down were able to get out of their wheelchairs for the first time ever. The paralyzed men had electrical stimulators implanted into their spines. Now, these men are working hard to learn how to walk again. But walking is not the only benefit of the surgical procedure. The men reported being able to have sex again and significantly control their bowel and bladder function.
Dustin Shillcox was one of those 4 men. Since he received his implant, he has been able to stand up for more than half an hour – something he never thought was physically possible after his accident 5 years ago.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is currently raising $15 million so that the procedure can be performed in dozens of other patients across the country. Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed up to take part in this exciting new treatment.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
Following a fall, an accident, or a medical procedure, a spinal cord injury may not always be apparent. Minor spinal cord injuries, however, can be made significantly worse if they are not recognized quickly. Treatment should never be delayed and failing to identify a spinal cord injury could have significant long-term consequences.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Balance impairment;
- Tingling in the extremities;
- Pain or pressure in the back, neck or head;
- No sensation in the extremities;
- Loss of control over a body part;
- Pain or pressure in the thorax;
- Breathing impairment, and
- Spinal lumps or lumps in the head region.
Contact Our Experienced Colorado Springs Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Adjusting to life following a spinal cord injury can be extremely difficult. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, proving the negligence of another was responsible for your injury can be challenging. Having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side who can gather the necessary evidence, review your medical records, interview any potential witnesses and consult with medical records is crucial for your future.
Contact the experienced Colorado Springs spinal injury lawyers at the Green Law Firm today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and discuss your case. Call us today at 719-694-8515. We can help you obtain the money you need to pay for all your medical care and any treatments you may need to live your life to the fullest.