Signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury
Dealing with a spinal cord or whiplash injury in Cirencester quickly is crucial to your recovery. If you ignore the pain or other symptoms of your injury for too long then you risk suffering various complications which can make the injury last for that much longer, and put you at risk of further issues which you may never recover from. However, if you have never had a whiplash injury in Cirencester or spinal cord injury before, how are you supposed to know for sure that you are suffering from one and need treatment?
If you do sustain a whiplash injury in Cirencester or spinal cord injury as the result of an accident which is not your fault, you should be able to make a claim for compensation against the person who was at fault through Accident Advice Helpline.
Just call the helpline 24 hours a day on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your whiplash injury in Cirencester and the accident which caused it, to find out whether or not you have a strong enough case to make a successful compensation claim.
If you do them you will be passed over to an experienced in house personal injury lawyer who will look at the evidence you have and prove to the court that your whiplash injury in Cirencester was the fault of another person, in order to get you the compensation you deserve.
These types of spinal injury symptoms require you to get to a hospital immediately. You will usually suffer them in the moments directly after an accident or a fall and you should alert those around you and ask that an ambulance be called.
- Difficulty breathing
- Extreme pain in your back, neck or even head
- Weakness or paralysis in your back or limbs
- Numbness of any part of the body
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Distortion to the natural line of your body
These symptoms may come on later on or develop over time. They will still need to be diagnosed and treated, but you have more time to get to a doctor and make an appointment.
- Loss of movement anywhere in the body. This may be minor at first but build up as time goes on.
- Loss of sensation, including touch and sensitivity to heat and cold
- Pain or stinging in the back or limbs, or numbness anywhere in the body
- Difficulty breathing, coughing, or pain when moving
- Changes to sexual function, including fertility and sensitivity
- Bowel or bladder control issues
If you find that you have any of the symptoms of a spinal cord injury it is important that you see a doctor as quickly as possible, even if the symptoms are still very minor.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown