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A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Car accidents, falls, violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders can injure the spinal cord and perhaps cause paralysis.

Common Spinal Cord Injury Questions

Does a spinal cord injury always cause paralysis? Does the cord have to be severed to be considered a true SCI? Does a broken neck automatically mean an SCI? Find answers to these and other common spinal cord injury questions.

Anatomy of a Spinal Cord Injury

Article walks you through the anatomy of the spinal cord and the body's nerve system. Good place to start if you want to understand how a spinal cord injury (SCI) affects the body. Includes drawings of the spinal canal and the spinal nerve system.

Spinal Cord Injury: Glossary

Glossary defining terms related to spinal cord injury.

Halo Brace Use with Cervical Fractures

The halo brace is used in treating cervical fractures because of it's ability to almost completely immobilize the cervical spine.

High Thoracic Pathological Fractures

This interesting patient case report includes the surgical management of posterior thoracic pain caused by a vertebral fracture.

Spine Specialists On-Call: Paralysis - How Close Are We to Walking Again?

Medical and allied health professionals define paralysis in terms of function. Some patients have what are called incomplete spinal cord injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Damage Control and Treatment

Each patient's inury is unique. Treatment begins with the emergency medical personnel who make an initial evaluation and immobilize the patient for transport.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Aftermath and Diagnosis

The spinal cord does not have to be severed to cause paraylsis. Even bruising the spinal cord can cause symptoms.

Avascular Necrosis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

The goal in treating avascular necrosis is to improve the patient's use of the affected joint, stop further damage to the bone, and ensure bone and joint survival.

Spinal Cord Injury: Treating Paralysis

Treatment in a rehab center is geared towards helping the patient maximize their ability to function and to prevent complications that typically occur with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Learn the typical treatments for SCI.

Spinal Cord Injury Treatments

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is made up of two parts: the primary and secondary injury. A neurosurgeon explains what happens to the spine in both parts of SCI, and he reviews current treatment methods and research on developing treatments.

News Update: FDA Approves Robotic Exoskeleton to Help People with Spinal Cord Injury Walk

Recently, the FDA allowed ReWalk to be marketed. It is the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis due to a spinal cord injury.

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Spinal Cord Injury

After a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have to wear a brace. The type of brace depends on your injury, where it's located, and the severity of your symptoms. Read about the most commonly used braces for SCI, including halo rings.

Airbags + Seat Belts = Spine Protection

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injury.
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Spinal Cord Injury Center

A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Car accidents, falls, violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders can injure the spinal cord and perhaps cause paralysis.
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