Assured & Associates Personal Care of Georgia can help take care of people with spinal cord injuries. They are a home health care agency providing skill nursing care and in-home care throughout Douglasville, Alpharetta, Marietta, Atlanta and Dekalb. If a person with spinal cord injury needs skilled care in Douglasville, Alpharetta, Marietta, Atlanta and Dekalb, they can help.
The brain and spinal cord are collectively referred to as the Central Nervous System (CNS). The base of the brain is connected to the spinal cord. The spinal cord consists of nerve fibers and runs from the stem of the brain to the bottom of the spine. The spine and its bones help to protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is covered by the meninges and cushioned by cerebrospinal fluid. The spinal cord connects the peripheral nervous system to the brain and transmits nerve impulses.
Spinal cord injury can occur due to trauma, loss of blood supply, tumor compression, infection and more. Spinal cord injury is a medical emergency and needs immediate attention. Symptoms of spinal cord injury can include one or more of the following:
Paralysis in arms and legs, respiratory problems, loss of bladder control, impaired speech and more.
Spinal cord injuries of result in permanent deprecation of body functions below the site of the injury.
Patients with spinal cord injuries often require professional assistance with daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and moving. Wheelchairs are often needed by people who have become paraplegic following a spinal cord injury.
Assured & Associates Personal Care of Georgia employs skilled and qualified nurses who can provide the kind of home health care required by people who have suffered spinal cord injury. They provide skilled care throughout Douglasville, Alpharetta, Marietta, Atlanta and Dekalb.