Watching someone you love recover from a car crash or slip-and-fall accident can be difficult. Their injuries may not have seemed serious, but you keep a watchful eye on them as they rest. If something doesn't seem quite right or they're not healing like you think, it's good to know the signs of latent post-accident conditions like spinal cord injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are serious and potentially life altering. Forceful impacts like those in accidents or crashes can damage the spine anywhere from the neck through the back. Your loved one may not experience the effects of a spinal cord injury right away as damaging fluid and swelling on the spine can take time to build up.