Treatment of a Spinal Cord Injury after a Florida Accident
After a serious spinal cord injury it is likely you will need long-term care and rehabilitation. Depending on the type and level of injury, treatment for your spinal cord injury will vary. Within the first few days a doctor can generally indicate the prognosis of your spinal cord injury.
The first few days after your accident will likely involve a lot of tests to determine how much sensation and movement you have. These tests can help determine the extent of the damage and begin revealing what treatment options are available.
Rehabilitation will begin as soon as your body is ready, which is determined by a doctor who specializes in spinal cord injuries. The type of rehabilitation you receive whether it is physical, occupational or otherwise will depend on the extent of your injuries and your level of mobility.
Part of your treatment plan after a severe spinal cord injury will include learning how to do the following:
- prevent pressure sores from developing;
- exercise to maintain flexibility and strengthen muscles;
- managing weight with a healthy, well-balanced diet;
- managing your bowel and bladder; and
- using a wheelchair or any other device that enables you to function on a daily basis.
Spinal cord injuries that result from a serious Florida accident can be devastating. These types of injuries and their necessary treatments can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for these treatments on your own. Contact a Lakeland accident lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
Get Legal Help Now – Contact a Lakeland Accident Attorney
The Lakeland accident lawyers at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule your consultation; 863-533-5525.