When you first walk around after a crash or fall, you may not notice much difference in your spine or your back.
As you sense more pain and see changes happen in your body, you could start to worry. Learning about spinal cord injuries and how they impact you is important.
Failing motor skills
According to the Mayo Clinic, natural and relaxed movement may become harder as time goes on. Your muscles and nerves can change after an injury but it may not happen all at once. Sharp pains when you move your neck can also prevent you from driving or going places as you did before.
Problems with bathroom usage
You can potentially start to lose the ability to totally control your bladder and bowels when you have a spinal cord injury. After the initial accident, you could struggle to fully empty your bladder or sense when you need to urinate.
Not only can you get kidney stones or infections, but you could miss out on important physical signals that something is wrong.
Struggles with touch and sensation
Burning yourself on a hot stove or another surface can leave you with devastating pain. Spinal cord trauma can prevent you from sensing these kinds of intense temperatures on your skin and preventing further injuries. You may even get sores that you do not notice right away.
Experiencing a spinal cord injury may have you feeling confused and lost. Call 610-601-5399 or reach us online for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.