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Living with spinal cord injuries may be challenging

Recovering from, or adapting to, a serious injury can take time. However, given enough time and proper care, many injured people are able to return to a life very much like the one they knew before suffering the injury. For victims of spinal cord injuries, however, the possibility of leading a normal life again may be far less likely. Figures made available by Statistics Canada and the Rick Hansen Foundation reveal the grim reality for many SCI victims.

Some surprising facts about spinal cord injuries

The pain and suffering inflicted in an accident can have serious long term implications. However, there are few ailments that can cause as much dramatic change to an individual's life than a spinal cord injury. Though accidents that cause spinal damage may seem few and far between in Ontario, the truth of the matter may surprise many people.

Living with spinal cord injuries can be extremely expensive

Most people who are exposed to the media in Ontario have at some point heard about someone being awarded a large settlement after suffering injuries in an accident. What few people probably realize is that the money, though it seems more than ample, may in fact be just enough to pay for ongoing care. A rare glimpse into the breakdown of a court-ordered payment was given recently after a woman won a lawsuit over an accident that left her with major spinal cord injuries.

New insurance cuts hurt motorists and limit benefit access

With car insurance benefit cuts, standard policies may no longer provide the protection you need if you're involved in an accident. According to an Oct. 22 report, the Ontario government mandated automobile insurance cuts on June 1, 2016, but that mandate has led to severe consequences for at least one motorist who was involved in a collision following the cuts. The motorist, a 34-year-old father, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and other injuries after he was struck by a motor vehicle hours after the changes.

How can occupational therapy help you after a spinal injury?

Occupational therapy is one option for those who suffer back and spinal cord injuries. When you can't function in your normal daily activities, the therapist can help you find a way to do so and work around issues that you can't correct.

Chronic pain: Managing pain is an ongoing challenge

Patients who experience a spinal cord injury can be likely to suffer from serious pain. The pain, known as neuropathic pain, affects each person differently, but a July 28 report revealed that for the first time, there will be clinical guidelines for pain management of this condition in Canada.

The physical impact of a spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury, such as one suffered as the result of a motor vehicle accident, requires immediate medical attention. Depending on the type and extent of the injury, a spinal cord injury can impact a person in a number of ways. In addition to the mental impact, it can change the way he or she lives one's life from a physical perspective.

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