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Spinal Cord Injury OverviewA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage or trauma to thespinal cord that results in a loss or impa...
What is the Spinal Cord?The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carry nerve impulses toand from the brain to th...
What are the Vertebrae?The spinal cord is surrounded by rings of bone called vertebra. Thesebones constitute the spinal co...
What are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?The effects of SCI depend on the type of injury and the level of the injury.S...
What are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?An Incomplete InjuryAn incomplete injury means that there is some functioning...
If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury, ourattorneys will work with medical experts to make your case ...
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

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A spinal cord injury — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal — often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. If you've recently experienced a spinal cord injury and need Attorney contact us: http://alabama.attorney-group.com/spinal-cord-injury/

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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

  1. 1. Spinal Cord Injury OverviewA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage or trauma to thespinal cord that results in a loss or impaired functioncausing reduced mobility or feeling. Common causes ofdamage are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, sportsinjuries, etc.) or disease (TransverseMyelitis, Polio, Spina Bifida, Friedreichs Ataxia, etc.).
  2. 2. What is the Spinal Cord?The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carry nerve impulses toand from the brain to the rest of the body. The brain and the spinal cordconstitute the Central Nervous System. Motor and sensory nerves outsidethe central nervous system constitute the Peripheral Nervous System, andanother diffuse system of nerves that control involuntary functions suchas blood pressure and temperature regulation are the Sympathetic andParasympathetic Nervous Systems.
  3. 3. What are the Vertebrae?The spinal cord is surrounded by rings of bone called vertebra. Thesebones constitute the spinal column (back bones). In general, the higher inthe spinal column the injury occurs, the more dysfunction a person willexperience. The vertebra are named according to their location. The sevenvertebra in the neck are called the Cervical Vertebra.
  4. 4. What are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?The effects of SCI depend on the type of injury and the level of the injury.SCI can be divided into two types of injury –1. Complete Injury2. Incomplete InjuryA Complete InjuryA complete injury means that there is no function below the level of theinjury; no sensation and no voluntary movement. Both sides of the bodyare equally affected.
  5. 5. What are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?An Incomplete InjuryAn incomplete injury means that there is some functioning below theprimary level of the injury. A person with an incomplete injury may beable to move one limb more than another, may be able to feel parts of thebody that cannot be moved, or may have more functioning on one side ofthe body than the other. With the advances in acute treatment ofSCI, incomplete injuries are becoming more common.
  6. 6. If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury, ourattorneys will work with medical experts to make your case asuccessful one. To know more about us Click HERE

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