A spinal cord injury can be very serious and in extreme cases can lead to loss of motor skills or paralysis. If you or a loved one is experiencing back or spine pain after a fall, car crash, trampoline accident, attack, or other reason, you must immediately contact a medical doctor. Spinal cord injuries can have lasting affects spanning the course of your life. It is important to seek treatment from medical experts with experience treating spinal cord injuries and who can serve as an experienced medical witness for any legal and insurance claims.
Wisconsin Medical Group provides caring and detailed treatment for spinal cord injuries. We will help prevent long-term problems and get you healthy again as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment today!
Top Symptoms of Spinal Injuries
Roughly 29% of spinal injuries occur during an auto accident. If you or a loved one are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms after a car accident or any other type of accident you should immediately seek medical attention to prevent further health issues:
- Severe back or neck pain
- Pressure on your back or head
- Sudden uncoordination
- Any type of paralysis
- Numbness in parts of the body
- Impaired breathing
Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
There are two classifications for spinal injuries depending on where the injury occurred.
Complete Spinal Cord Injury
A complete spinal cord injury is an injury that results in all sensory and motor functions being entirely lost beneath the spinal cord injury. This would result in paralysis and loss of any feeling in nerves below the point of injury.
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
An incomplete spinal cord injury allows some motor or sensory function from the point that the injury resulted. There are several different degrees of an incomplete injury and vary by severity of the injury.
Quadriplegia vs. Paraplegia
Quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia) is the loss or impairment of movement in the arms, hands, legs, and pelvic organs. Paraplegia is when a spinal cord injury affects the legs and sometimes the lower abdomen area. The affected area of your body is determined by the area of your spinal cord injury.
Common Types of Spinal Injuries We Treat in Milwaukee
One of the most common spinal injuries is a slipped/herniated disk. A herniated disk will cause sharp pain on one side of the body, usually in the leg, hip, or buttocks. There are many different other types of spinal injuries WMG treats including:
- Spinal Nerve Compression
A spinal injury can worsen with time as swelling or bleeding develops around the spine. It is crucial that you seek medical assistance immediately. Treatment depends on how severe your injury is. A spine specialist's first focus on stabilizing your breathing and immobilizing your neck to prevent extra damage. Contact us as soon as possible to maximize your opportunity to heal.
Contact WMG for spine treatment from a spine specialist in Milwaukee, Bay View, Glendale, or West Allis
Why is there numbness in parts of my body?
Numbness in parts of the body is a common symptom of a spinal injury. It's best to see a spine specialist to get an accurate diagnoses and prevent further damage.
What does a herniated/slipped disk feel like?
A herniated disk will cause sharp pain on one side of the body, usually in the leg, hip, or buttocks.