The many health ramifications of spinal cord injuries

A person’s life can forever change when they suffer a spinal cord injury. For one, such an injury could leave a person paralyzed. However, there are a whole range of other health effects a spinal cord injury could have beyond paralysis. This is illustrated in a recent report In a medical journal.

The report went over a list of things that spinal cord injury victims are at a greater risk of. Among these things are:

  • Bladder problems.
  • Bowel problems.
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Constipation and other gastrointestinal problems.
  • Dangerous blood clots.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Pressure ulcers.
  • Sexual dysfunction.

These sorts of complications can have all kinds of impacts on a spinal cord sufferer’s physical abilities. When such abilities become too impaired by medical conditions, a person may find that they are unable to remain in the workforce. So, given the high number of potential spinal cord injury complications, there are a wide range of different ways a spinal cord injury could have employment-related effects on a person.

Given this, one type of impactful legal matter that can come up for spinal cord injury sufferers are Social Security disability claims. Such claims, if successful, can give a spinal cord injury victim who is unable to work access to helpful financial benefits. Such claims can get complex and individuals can sometimes encounter difficulties during the process of making such claims. So, when trying to navigate the process of seeking SSD benefits, a Missouri spinal cord injury sufferer may want a skilled SSD lawyers’ help.

Source: Science Daily, “Spinal cord injury patients face many serious health problems besides paralysis,” Feb. 16, 2017

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