Boca Raton spinal cord injury victims may soon have more therapy options

September 8th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can sustain. If damage is done to a person’s spine, they could suffer from full or partial paralysis, and most of the time damage is irreparable. If a person suffers from paralysis, they might have to undergo intense therapy and rehabilitation for the rest of their life. While more techniques are being found useful for people with these injuries, there is still a lot of research to be done that will hopefully one day lead to a cure for those with these severe injuries.

One new technique for therapy involves patients using a vibrating glove. The glove acts as a reminder to nerves. When a patient using the glove tries to use a piano, the glove tells the person through vibration which fingers they should move. People have also warn this vibrating glove through their everyday activities, and found that it helped them determine texture of bedding and other senses.

This therapy might not be right for everyone, but it is another option that might soon be more widely available to people with spinal cord injuries. If someone in Boca Raton suffers from a spinal cord injury as a result of another person’s negligence, they might be entitled to compensation.

An experienced attorney can help a person seek compensation and make sure the victim’s rights are protected. Many times this compensation helps people pay for current and future medical expenses and other long term care they might need because of their severe injury.

Source: Voice of America, “Glove Improves Sensation, Motor Skills for People with Spinal Cord Injuries,” July 18, 2012

Spinal cord injuries can result in large lifetime medical expenses. To learn more about spinal cord injuries, please visit our website.

Tags: Palm Beach County, spinal cord injuries

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