What is the function of the spinal cord and what is spinal cord injury?

The spinal cord runs from the bottom of the brain, down the center of the back and stops at about the waist. It is approximately 18 inches long and is a bundle of nerves that relays impulses from the brain to the rest of the body. When severe damage is done to the spinal cord, a victim will experience a loss of sensation and mobility, which results in spinal cord injury. The spinal cord does not have to be detached for loss of function to occur. The majority of victims that suffer from spinal cord injury in Iowa sustained the injury in a catastrophic car accident and kept their spinal cord intact. However, the damage is so serious that it results in a loss of function and mobility.

If you or someone you love has experienced a spinal cord injury, contact the experienced Iowa catastrophic injury lawyers at the law firm of Brady Preston Gronlund today at (319) 866-9277 for a free legal evaluation.