Central Cord Syndrome is considered to be an "incomplete" spinal cord injury that primarily affects motor function in the upper half of the body. It is primarily caused by spinal cord injuries that involve the ligament that protects the vertebrae of the spinal column. Damage to this part of the spine is usually brought on through hyperextension or compression of the spine around the center of the patient's neck or back. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents victims of injuries that have left them physically impaired and our lawyers understand the financial and psychological impact of being involved in an accident that changes the quality of your life.
Causes of Central Cord Syndrome
The location of any injury to the spine is instrumental in determining treatment and understanding why signals from the brain are not being delivered to the body's extremities. The majority of injuries that result in Central Cord Syndrome are to the middle of the victim's cervical cord. Causes include the following.
If the accident that caused the injury was due to the negligent actions of another party, a lawsuit may be brought against that party for the cost of medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. An experienced Chicago spinal cord injury attorney will be able to determine the value of your case by assessing the cost of current and future costs associated with recovery.
Prognosis for Patients with Central Cord Syndrome
In order to determine the severity of the damage and formulate a treatment plan, doctors rely on MRIs, CT scans and x rays of the spinal cord. There is a favorable prognosis for younger patients with Central Cord Syndrome and, in many instances; treatment is possible without the need for surgery. It is possible with medical treatment and physical therapy for patients to regain lost motor function and regain the quality of their lives, but older patients have a less favorable prognosis. It is more likely that surgical intervention will be required for older patients, but it has not been proven whether surgery improves their odds of recovering their lost motor function.
Representing the Injured Throughout Illinois
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is a team of lawyers who have experience and success with cases involving spinal cord injuries in Illinois. If you have been injured due to the actions of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs associated with your recovery, including medical bills, time off of work and the pain and suffering you've had to endure due to your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation so that an attorney can go over the details of your case with you and take you through the process so that you know exactly what to expect. If your lawyer is unable to recover compensation on your behalf, our services and advice will be free of charge.