What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are different for everyone. When it comes to recovery, no two injuries will be the same. The feelings and functions caused by a spinal cord injury will be a completely personal journey for each individual.

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Coping with spinal cord injury

Learning to cope with a spinal cord injury is more complex than simply adjusting and learning to live with the visible physical trauma. The impact this life-changing experience can have on emotions, lifestyle and relationships is incredibly damaging. It is important to consider that spinal cord injury not only affects individuals but also their loved ones too.

Spinal cord injury falls into two main categories: complete and incomplete. The two classifications refer to the levels of movement or feeling a person may or may not experience after spinal cord injury.

Those with complete spinal cord injuries will experience the loss of muscle function and sensation on both sides of the body below the level of injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries vary greatly. Some people may have limited function and sensation, or some may have no function but some sensation below the level of injury. Both incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries can cause loss of sensation and affect the function of muscles.

How Aspire Law can help

Here at Aspire Law, we work closely with clients to help them regain their independence after their injury. Where possible, we help access the best rehabilitation, care, housing, transport and support services. Get in touch with us to find out more.