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Spinal Cord Injuries and Syringomyelia

When a person sustains a traumatic injury to their spinal cord or develops a serious condition, such as meningitis due to medical negligence, they may experience severe health problems as a result. In particular, some of these initial complications can create a cyst or cavity within the spinal cord, known as a syrinx. As this cyst becomes larger, it can eventually destroy much of the spinal cord and leave an injured individual with permanent disabilities due to a condition known as syringomyelia.

Disabilities from Syringomyelia

The formation of this spinal cord cyst can cause considerable tissue damage over time and, as a result of this tissue loss, lead to further disabilities. This loss of bodily function may include the following conditions:

  • Stiffness in the back, shoulders, and extremities
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of feeling across the back, shoulders, and extremities
  • Loss of feeling for extreme temperatures

In addition to these concerns, more physical complications may arise as the syrinx expands across the spinal cord. Surgical options may be available to treat this condition, while other patients may fare well with medications, although these drugs are primarily used as pain relief and not as treatment.

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If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury because of another person’s negligence, our lawyers at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., may be able to help you fight for financial compensation for the costs involved with medical care and disability management. For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional regarding your options, call (303) 423-1770 today.

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