Importance of Spinal Nerves
Running from the top of the neck to the lower back, the spinal cord is integral in physical movement. The nerves that connect to it send and receive messages between the brain all other parts of the body. When you decide to move your hand, the brain sends a message to those nerves, which then send the message to the hand.
When these nerves suffer injury, the channels of communication are blocked, causing paralysis. Depending on where the impact occurred – the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral area – limitations may be minimal and temporary or extensive and permanent.
If your family is dealing with a loved one’s spinal cord or back injury caused by an auto accident or slip and fall, we’re here to help. The British Columbia lawyers at Stephens and Holman understand the long-term impact of spinal cord trauma, and we will pursue maximum compensation on your and your family’s behalf.