Spinal Cord Injuries
Neck and spinal cord injuries can be caused by all kinds of accidents, from car or motorcycle accidents to diving accidents or falls. These injuries can range in severity from mild to catastrophic. Where the spinal cord or neck injury is more severe, it can result in chronic pain disability even without a fracture or paralysis.
Brain Injuries or Concussions
More than 450 people suffer a serious brain injury in Canada every day. This means that on average, a person suffers a brain injury every three minutes. For people under the age of 40, brain injury is the leading cause of death and permanent disability.
There is nothing more devastating to a family than the sudden loss of a family member in an accident. Many fatal accidents are truly preventable and should never happen. The hard truth is that even a momentary lapse of judgement or concentration can create the circumstances where someone’s life is placed in danger.
Psychological trauma or injury can be caused by accident, illness or even intentionally (in the case of assault). As a society we have come a long way in understanding the depth and severity of psychological issues and mood disorders, and in treating and preventing them. We still have a long way to go.
Fractures and Other Injuries
Car accidents and falls can easily result in fractures or broken bones. These injuries sometimes heal without complication, but too often they have serious and even permanent consequences for people.
Soft Tissue Injuries and Chronic Pain
The “soft tissues” in your body include such things as muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, organs, and the discs in your spine. An injury to these tissues may not be as easy to identify as a broken bone, but the consequences can be every bit as serious, if not worse.