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Personal Injury Attorney serving San Diego

Monday, April 25th, 2011

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney specializing in car accident, medical malpractice, products liability, commercial carrier accidents, spinal cord injuries, brain injury and other personal injury accidents in San Diego.

Don’t delay, call today for more information and a free evaluation of your claim

At the Law Office of Slaughter & Slaughter, we have successfully handled a wide range of personal injury claims. We seek to get the maximum settlement or judgment to compensate you for your damages.

If you have been injured in an car accident, trucking accident, and auto accident, you may have unpaid medical bills and lost wages and you may be faced with future medical expenses and future loss of earnings. We can help you seek recovery of these economic damages. You may be entitled to recovery for other non-economic damages, such as daily physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, past and future physical impairment, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement.

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Related Terms and Definitions, Spinal Cord

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Autonomic Nervous System:a component of the peripheral nervous system that operates without conscious control as the caretaker of the body. It has two subparts: the sympathetic nervous system, and the parasympathetic nervous system. The Sympathetic Nervous System has an excitatory affect, and

Central Nervous System: the portion of the nervous system consisting of the brain and the spinal cord, which, acting together, serve as the communicating and coordinating system of the body, carrying information to the brain and relaying instructions from the brain.

Herniated Disc:also known as a herniated nucleus pulposus or a slipped or ruptured disc, it is a condition in which part or all of the soft, gelatinous central portion of an intervertebral disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk, resulting in back pain and leg pain caused by nerve root irritation. A disk injury may demand extensive surgery and ongoing medical treatment, possibly requiring you to have a laminectomy for disk repair, a diskectomy to remove a portion of the herniated disk, or a fusion of your vertebrae.

Nerve:a cordlike structure, composed of delicate filaments by which impulses are transmitted between different parts and organs of the body and the central nervous system.

Nerve compression:although a compressed or pinched nerve cause temporary back pain, often described as radiating, it can also cause more serious injuries, including loss of the use of your limbs, of the ability to breathe without a respirator, or of bladder or bowel control. Nerve compression can also impact sexual functioning and, in extreme cases, cause total paralysis.
Paralysis: the loss or impairment of motor functioning in a part of the body, due to damage to the nervous system. Central paralysis, as opposed to peripheral paralysis, occurs when the patient experiences a loss of movement of a limb as a whole, rather than loss of movement of the individual muscles.

Paraplegia:impairment or loss of motor or sensory function in areas of the body served by the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral segments of the spinal cord. Depending on the level, it may involve the trunk, pelvic organs, or lower limbns.

Parasympathic Nervous System:a component of the autonomic nervous system that prevents the body’s processes from accelerating to extremes. It causes the discharge of secretions that slow the heartbeat and lung action, restore digestive functioning and limit the constriction of the blood vessels.

Paresthesias:abnormal sensations or tactile hallucinations, such as burning, prickling or formication.

Peripheral Nervous System:Motor and sensory nerves outside the central nervous system, which is subdivided into the voluntary and autonomic nervous systems.

Quadriplegia:impairment or loss of motor or sensory functions in all four limbs, the trunk, and pelvic organs.

Spinal stenosis:also known as sciatica the narrowing of thelumbar or cervical spinal canal, which causes compression of the nerve roots.

Sympathetic Nervous System:a component of the autonomic nervous system that has an excitatory effect, and in response to danger or a challenge, almost instantly puts the body’s processes into high hear.

Voluntary Nervous System:a component of the peripheral nervous system that includes both motor and sensory nerves, controls the muscles, and carries information to the brain.

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4370 La Jolla Village Dr. 4th
San Diego, CA.92122

858.909.9090

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Physiological Locations of Spinal Cord Injury

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The spinal cord, also called the medulla spinalis, is surrounded by bones called vertebra, which are named according to their location. Generally speaking, the higher in the spinal column the injury occurs, the more severe the physical limitations will be.

Cervical injury

Cervical vertebrae are located at the top of the spine and are called, from the top down, C-1 through C-8. Injuries to this area usually result in loss of function in the legs and the arms, called quadriplegia. The degree of the loss of movement and sensation depends largely on the specific area of the spinal cord that was injured. For example, injuries of C-1, C-2, or C-3 may require the patient to have a ventilator in order to breathe. C-5 injuries can result in loss of control below the elbows. With C-7 injuries, the patient may be able to move the arms, but will have difficulty with the fine motor functioning of the hands and fingers.

Thoracic injury

Thoracic vertebrae are located below the cervical vertebrae and are numbered T-1 through T-12. Injuries to this area usually affect the chest and legs. With T-1 to T-8 injuries, the patient will likely have control of his or her hands, but will have poor abdominal muscle control. Injuries to T-9 to T-12 have a less limiting effect on abdominal and trunk control.

Lumbar or Sacral injury

Lumbar vertebrae are below the thoracic vertebrae and are named L1-L5. Injuries to this area typically result in loss of function of the legs and hips.

Sacral vertebrae are at the lowest points on the spine and are numbered S-1 through S-5. Injuries to this area, like injuries to the spinal cord in the lumbar region, typically result in loss of functioning in the legs and hips.

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4370 La Jolla Village Dr. 4th
San Diego, CA.92122

858.909.9090

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Types of Spinal Cord Injury

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Spinal cord injuries often are caused by trauma, such as a car accident (36%), violence such as a gunshot wound (29%), a serious fall (21%), or recreational activities such as surfing, diving, and skiing. In addition, diseases such as spina bifida or polio can cause spinal cord injuries. Defective products, a dangerous condition on someone’s premises, construction accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, motorcycle, boating, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents can also cause spinal cord injuries.

While spinal cord injuries typically are caused by an unexpected accident that could happen to anyone, some people have a higher risk of sustaining such an injury, including:

Sex:Men suffer nearly eighty-two percent of spinal cord injuries in the United States.

Age:Over half of people living with a spinal cord injury were injured when they were between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury for this age group. For people over sixty five, falls cause most spinal cord injuries.

Hobbies:Sports and recreational activities cause nearly ten percent of spinal cord injuries. At particularly high risk are people who surf, ski, dive, do gymnastics, or play contact sports such as football, hockey, or rugby.

Health:People who suffer diseases of the joints or bones, such as arthritis or osteoporosis are particularly susceptible to injuring the spinal cord, even with a relatively minor injury.

The Law Offices of

Slaughter & Slaughter

4370 La Jolla Village Dr. 4th
San Diego, CA.92122

858.909.9090

Call now for a FREE consultation 888-207-5321

Personal Injury Attorney serving San Diego

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Experienced San Diego Personal Injury Attorney specializing in car accident, medical malpractice, products liability, commercial carrier accidents, spinal cord injuries, dog bite and dog attack injuries, motorcycle accidents, bike and motorcycle accidents, brain injury and other personal injury accidents in San Diego.

Don’t delay, call today for more information and a free and honest evaluation of your claim

At the Law Office of Slaughter & Slaughter, we have successfully handled a wide range of personal injury claims. We seek to get the maximum settlementor judgment to compensate youfor your damages.

If you have been injured in an car accident, trucking accident, and auto accident, you may have unpaid medical bills and lost wages and you may be faced with future medical expenses and future loss of earnings.

We can help you seek recovery of these economic damages. You may be entitled to recovery for other non-economic damages, such as daily physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, past and future physical impairment, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement.

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Call now for a FREE consultation (888) 832-7748 – (858) 909-9090 – (619) 456-0027

Proudly serving the San Diego community including La Jolla, Carlsbad, Coronado, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, National City, Oceanside, Encinitas, Escondido, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley, Downtown San Diego, Solana Beach, Santee, Vista, San Marcos

Vista San Diego Personal Injury Attorney

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Vista, San Diego is located approximately thirty miles north of downtown San Diego. Vista is neighbored by the communities of San Marcos and Oceanside.

If you are in need of an experienced Vista, San Diego Personal Injury Attorney specializing in car accident, medical malpractice, products liability, commercial carrier accidents, spinal cord injuries, brain injury and other personal injury accidents in Vista, don’t delay, call today for more information and a free evaluation of your claim

At the Law Office of Slaughter & Slaughter, we have successfully handled a wide range of personal injury claims. We seek to get the maximum settlement or judgment to compensate you for your damages.

If you have been injured in an car accident, trucking accident, and auto accident, you may have unpaid medical bills and lost wages and you may be faced with future medical expenses and future loss of earnings. We can help you seek recovery of these economic damages. You may be entitled to recovery for other non-economic damages, such as daily physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, past and future physical impairment, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement.

Personal Injury Information Centre

Personal Injury Lawyer San Diego- If you or a family member are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries…

Auto Accidents Information Centre

Driving a car is the most dangerous thing we do. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of such injury and death in the United States… San Diego Lawyer

Call now for a FREE consultation 888-207-5321