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What Is Syringomyelia?

When a person sustains a traumatic injury to their back, they could possibly develop spinal cord injuries that can have severe complications. In particular, if a cavity forms in the spinal cord, it may expand over time and cause permanent loss of mobility and nerve function. Known as syringomyelia, this condition can be extremely serious in some cases. If an injured individual develops this condition, it can not only cause severe pain, but also lifelong disabilities that traumatically affect a person.

Complications from Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia can advance over time to cause particularly serious health problems that may be difficult to treat in some cases. These health complications may include the following:

  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Loss of feeling, often in the hands
  • Paralysis
  • Difficulty controlling body temperature and sweating
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Bladder stones
  • Speech loss due to vocal cord paralysis
  • Shoulder joint degeneration

This condition may not develop for months, if not years, after the initial injury has occurred. However, as the cyst in the spinal cord grows larger, the effects of the condition can grow more severe.

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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with syringomyelia after someone else’s negligence caused a back injury, our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, believe the party responsible for this injury should be held accountable for the ensuing repercussions. They may owe you financial compensation for the injuries and losses you have sustained. To discuss this legal action in further detail with an experienced attorney, call (212) 779-0057 today.

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