Car crashes and work-related incidents are two types of events that can lead to spinal cord injuries. The extent of damage determines what type of impact they have on your life. Ones that occur at a higher level and those that are complete are often more serious than lower or incomplete injuries.
Immediate evaluation is critical after an accident to determine the extent of the injuries and the proper care for them. This usually begins with the medical care team that comes to the scene of the accident to stabilize and transport the victim to the hospital. It continues with the emergency room staff and long-term care team.