Many Jersey residents commute into New York for work, fun and simply to visit cultural landmarks. From Central Park to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, there are many things to see and do. Unfortunately, for some New Jersey residents, travelling into New York means an increased risk of being involved in a crash. Road safety is important, but with high rates of congestion and inattentive drivers, sometimes no amount of safe driving can prevent an accident and a multi-car crash can lead to a spinal cord injury or permanent disability.
A spinal cord injury can have long-term effects if not treated properly. People who suffer these injuries while at work or due to someone's negligence could see their health risks increase in the long-term. But, advances in science have made serious spinal cord injuries easier to live with, even though there can still be lingering side effects months or years down the road. Some side effects from a spinal cord injury even kept a player out of the Super Bowl.
New Jersey residents who have back injuries can face a long and difficult path of rehabilitation. The typical spinal cord injury can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility or even paralysis. After a car crash or personal injury like a slip-and-fall, the route back to health can be very expensive. The cost of rehabilitation is higher than many other injuries because of the long-term care that is needed. There is hope for more recoveries as technology in spinal cord injuries is improving.
Neck injuries caused by accidents can lead to paralysis and long-term rehab. A neck injury can damage tendons, muscles and the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can cause limited mobility including paralysis, chronic pain and numbness in the extremities. Most spinal injuries happen along the top seven vertebrae of the neck. Many New Jersey residents who suffer neck injuries do damage to their vertebrae and are temporarily or permanently disabled. Damage to the spinal cord occurs typically in motor vehicle and slip-and-fall accidents.
While most New Jersey residents might associate spinal cord injuries with car accidents and athletic events, that part of the human body is particularly vulnerable and can be severely damaged in other types of accidents as well.