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Rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury in Florida

People are injured in Florida every day. These injuries can affect the person's life in a variety of ways, depending on the extent and type of injury. Most of these injuries will heal over time though, and the person can resume all the activities they were accustomed to prior to the accident. Nonetheless, some accidents cause permanent damage, and the person may never regain the ability to do certain things.

One of these types of injuries are spinal cord injuries. When the spinal cord is injured, it can cause paralysis and many other problems. The initial treatment at the hospital is very important to try and minimize the long-term effects of the injury. But, after the person is stabilized at the hospital, there may still be a long road to recovery through rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation will most likely begin at the hospital with occupational therapists, who will work on strengthening arms and legs and fine motor skills. The person will also be taught how to use assistive equipment, such as wheel chairs and other devices.

After the person leaves the hospital, the rehabilitation is done either at home or a rehabilitation center, depending on the extent of the injuries. The rehabilitation will continue to try and strengthen muscles and regain movement that may have been lost.

The person and his or her family will learn how to use various equipment to assist in everyday life. There is also a treatment that stimulates active nerves that has been shown to actually help people regain movement over time.

Spinal cord injuries can be very devastating for people in Florida. The medical expenses and rehabilitation can take a long time and be very expensive. If the injury was caused by another individual, the victim may be able to receive compensation for the injuries. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of these injuries and may be able to help.

Source: BrainandSpinalCord.org, "Spinal Cord Injury Treatment" accessed on Sept. 29, 2015

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