A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, and may temporarily or permanently stop or alter the ability of the brain to communicate with other parts of the body. Article also covers varying types of SCI.
After a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may need to go through rehabilitation to learn how to face various physical, occupational, and emotional challenges.
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can be caused by trauma: car accidents and diving accidents, for example. It can also be caused by various conditions, including arachnoiditis and spondylosis. Article covers common and uncommon SCI causes.
The type of spinal fracture you have determines the treatment you receive. There are many ways to classify spinal fractures, and this article goes through the typically used classifications.
It can be easy to identify a spinal cord injury, but it can be hard to identify the extent of the injury right after it happens. Doctors use various scales to assess the SCI, including the ASIA Impairment Scale.
Trauma, such as a car accident or a sports injury, can cause spinal fractures. However, they're also related to conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.