Spinal injury names can refer to a wide variety of injuries that can be sustained to this crucial part of the body. You may hear people talking about complete and incomplete injuries, for instance. An incomplete spinal injury is one where the damage to the vertebra and underlying spinal cord is not total, and the person still experiences some feeling to the parts of the body below where the injury happened. Meanwhile, a complete injury refers to an injury severe enough to mean there is no longer any feeling from that point and below it.
There are also several names that are given to injuries where one or more vertebrae are damaged. For example, fractures can occur, and we all know what those are. However, there can also be a dislocation of two adjacent vertebrae. If the dislocation is not complete, it is referred to as a partial misalignment. You might also suffer loosened attachments where the connective tissue between two vertebrae is stretched beyond its usual range of motion.
The importance of seeking immediate emergency treatment
Any accident that leads to some suspicion of a spinal injury – or even the mere possibility of this – should warrant a 999 call immediately. The person should be immobilised and treatment should be left to the paramedics when they arrive. Unnecessary movement could result in the injury becoming worse, and even leading to potential paralysis in some cases.
If you have received a spinal injury, it may have happened in a fall – either on ground level if it was a bad fall, or from a height. Thankfully, such things are rare, but this doesn’t mean they don’t happen. High-impact accidents of any kind have the potential to result in injuries like these too.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with claims relating to spinal injury names
When you have suffered a spinal injury, you are likely to be more familiar with spinal injury names than most people. Your recovery may be long, and your life may never be the same as it was before the accident occurred. However, compensation could help matters if you are entitled to receive it.
Call 0800 689 0500 to speak to us today, or ring 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our solicitors can offer a no-win, no-fee* claim if you have evidence of negligence to support a claim being made for you.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Spinal injury claims