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Spinal Cord Injuries

Accidents occur every day, in every state, county, city and town in our country. While many accidents do not result in death or serious injury, other accidents dramatically affect victims for the remainder of their lives. Spinal cord injuries may result from a variety of accident types auto, construction site, slip and fall, and others.

The spinal cord has many nerve fibers that serve as the messenger system for the human body, delivering commands from the brain to different parts of the body. The spinal cord travels through the spinal column, which is divided into four sections: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and the sacral regions; or neck, midsection, lower back and tailbone.

Damage to the spinal cord can result from traumatic injury, disease, or simply from the aging process. Each spinal cord injury is different. In some spinal cord injuries, the spine pinches the spinal cord, causing it to become bruised or swollen. Sometimes the injury may tear the spinal cord and/or its nerve fibers. An infection or a disease can result in similar damage. After a spinal cord injury, the nerves above the level of injury keep working like they always have. From the point of injury and below, the spinal cord nerves may not be able to send messages between the brain and parts of the body like they did before the injury.

Quadriplegia (also known as Tetraplegia) generally describes the condition of a person with a spinal cord injury that is at a level from C1 to T1. This type of injury often results in a loss of feeling and/or movement in the head, neck, shoulder, arms and/or upper chest.

Paraplegia is the general term describing the condition of a person who has lost feeling and/or is not able to move the lower parts of his/her body. The body parts that may be affected are the chest, stomach, hips, legs and feet. An individual with a level of injury from T2 to S5 may have paraplegia.

If you feel you may have a potential injury case, please call us at (916) 363-2889 or click here to go to our online form and have an attorney contact you about your case.


Stawicki & Maples
5207 Sunrise Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Tel: (916) 363-2889
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