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Emergency treatment of a spinal cord injury

When a person suffers a spinal cord injury, it is imperative to seek medical attention without delay. The sooner a person is treated, the better chance he or she has of making a recovery. Above all else, the patient’s spinal column, blood pressure and breathing should be stabilized. This is

Can brain injuries cause emotional changes in victims?

Brain injuries can cause a variety of issues for victims. Some victims suffer from paralysis. Others might suffer from other mobility issues. For some people who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, emotional difficulties and changes are the effects that might cause difficulties. What types of emotional changes might

Truckers and mobile phone use

It is easy for a truck driver to become distracted. Long hours on the road can be boring, but that doesn’t give a trucker an excuse to take his or her eyes off the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shares a variety of information on truck driver safety.

Things you need to know about paraplegia

A spinal cord injury can change your life forever. This is true regardless of whether you or a loved one was injured. Paraplegia is one of the most serious types of spinal cord injuries. This is often the result of a motor vehicle or sports-related accident. In short, this means

The don’ts of making a car insurance claim

There is more to making a car insurance claim than calling your agent on the phone and discussing what happened. You need to make sure you are saying all the right things at exactly the right time. If you misspeak, even by accident, it could come back to haunt you

How is paraplegia diagnosed and treated?

We recently discussed some of the basic points regarding paraplegia. The fact of the matter is that a diagnosis of paraplegia is a very serious diagnosis. If you recall, paraplegia is a partial or total paralysis of the lower body. Diagnosing and treating paraplegia can be a costly and time-consuming

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