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  • How to Prevent Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Dec-2015

    One of the worst injuries that a person can sustain is a spinal cord injury. Depending on the location and severity of these injuries, spinal cord damage can cause varying levels of paralysis and loss of bodily function. While the unexpected can always happen, there are several precautions you can take to reduce your risk of suffering a spinal cord injury. Drive Defensively Car accidents are one ...
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  • The Importance Of Getting Proper Spinal Cord Injury Medical Treatment After A San Jose Car Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Feb-2015

    If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to a car accident in San Jose, you know the toll it takes on both you and your loved ones. A spinal cord injury may be complete – where all feeling and control is lost below the area where the spinal cord has been injured, or incomplete – some feeling and control is still capable below the area of injury. Regardless, it is debilitating, ...
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  • Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Sep-2013

    The spinal cord consists of many vertebrae, soft tissue, nerve cells, and groups of nerves called tracts, which affect different parts of the body. Tracts are essential to the motor and sensory functions of the body. They basically make up a communication network inside the body. If your nerve fibers experience any damage, whether traumatic or nontraumatic, you may experience devastating ...
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  • Studies Reveal The Financial Costs Of Spinal Cord Injury Can Be Significant

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Jan-2013

    Despite advances in medical treatment and understanding of spinal cord injuries, these injuries remain some of the most expensive to treat both immediately and in the long term, according to a study in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. San Jose spinal cord injury attorneys like those at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are well aware of these overwhelming costs, which is why they are dedicated to ...
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  • Medical Breakthrough Looks to Bypass Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 1-May-2012

    Spinal cord injuries can be devastating in their effects, with the most serious ending in quadriplegia, the inability to use any of one’s limbs. But a new medical breakthrough is looking to help spinal cord injury victims overcome their paralysis through technology that some are describing as “mind-reading,” according to The Daily Mail. The technology was created through research ...
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  • Understanding The Differences Between A Complete And Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Jan-2012

    In the human body, the spinal cord plays a vital role in the functions of body parts and their interactions with the brain. The spinal cord relays messages and commands between the brain and the rest of the body within an instant, allowing a person to not only control his or her movement, but react without even thinking in many cases. Because of its vital role in the functioning of the body, ...
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  • Consequences Of A San Jose Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Jun-2011

    According to American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) statistics, around 11,000 Americans are hospitalized for spinal cord injuries (SCI) annually. These injuries are usually caused by external trauma to the spine that fractures, dislocates, or otherwise damages the vertebrae, causing damage to the spinal cord tissue. As a result, the spinal cord is unable to relay messages from the ...
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