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Passionate, Proud Advocates

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Don’t settle too soon: Secondary injuries are a possible threat

You may know that a spinal cord injury is very serious, and the injury itself is a real problem. You may lose the ability to walk or move your torso, for example.

However, the initial injury is not the only thing you have to worry about. Secondary complications are also a problem for many patients with spinal cord injuries. These complications can arise suddenly and may not be predictable.

It is important that any patient with a spinal cord injury receives care immediately following the initial injury, as well as in the future, depending on the potential for secondary conditions to develop.

What are some secondary complications that patients could face?

Depending on mobility and the location of the injury, some possible complications include:

  • Pressure sores
  • Urological complications
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Gastrointestinal complications
  • Respiratory diseases

These are just a few possible complications; there are also others to watch out for.

Patients who have the potential for developing complications following an injury will need ongoing care and help managing their conditions in the future. Some patients may require regular medical care at home or through hospital stays as a result of spinal cord injuries.

What should you do if you’ve suffered a spinal injury?

As a victim of a spinal injury, it’s in your best interests not to settle your case until you know how your injury will affect you in the future. Secondary injuries have to be accounted for, so you know if you’ll have to budget for medical care for similar issues in the future. Your health has to be the priority.

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