Complications of spinal and whiplash injury
If you have sustained a spinal cord or whiplash injury in Churchtown then you are likely to go through a number of stages as your recovery process goes on, and you should know at each stage what is likely to happen so that you can be aware if a complication arises that requires immediate treatment from your doctor.
You should also be well-informed of the complications that can arise from a whiplash injury in Churchtown or spinal cord injury just so that you know everything that is happening with your body and feel more in control of the situation.
If the accident which caused your spinal cord or whiplash injury in Churchtown was the fault of someone else, another way to take control of the situation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
If you do then you will be able to speak to experienced personal injury lawyers about your whiplash injury in Churchtown and start putting together a claim for compensation that will help to pay for further medical treatment, and reimburse you for lost wages.
Common complications from a spinal cord injury are:
- Bladder and bowel control. The muscles and signals from your brain which have always controlled your bowels and bladder may be affected by a spinal injury. This means that although everything that makes your body store and get rid of waste is still working perfectly well, you may not have the control over these motions that you once did. During your rehabilitation you will be taught new ways to deal with this so that you can take control again quickly.
- Circulation problems. A number of circulation issues can arise after a spinal injury. You may find that you have a lack of circulation in your extremities, making it more likely that you will lose sensation or heat from your hands or feet. Alternatively you may find that your extremities swell due to a lack of circulation. Circulation problems can be life-threatening, so your doctor will teach you how to identify and deal with these issues.
- Muscle tone and fitness. A lack of movement as the result of your spinal injury is likely to negatively affect your muscle tone and fitness. However this can be addressed during physical therapy and is nothing to worry about. You should regain full fitness and muscle tone over time, just try to be aware of the problem and that it does need to be addressed as time goes on.
- Pain. You may find that pain continues even when you are well on the road to recovery. This can be dealt with using medication and various other techniques, and you should speak to your doctor about this.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown