Damage to the spinal cord is often permanent and it can result in irreparable paralysis. However, paralyzing conditions and loss of mobility are not the only things that spinal cord injury victims have to deal with. Often, victims suffer from psychological turmoil, pain, infection, circulation problems and extreme financial difficulties.
Many spinal cord injury sufferers need to employ in-home assistance to tend to their health needs and help them carry out daily tasks. For example, victims may find it extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to complete tasks that are generally considered easy, like brushing their teeth, combing their hair, going to the bathroom and simply being able to breathe without assistance.