Spinal Cord Injuries And SSD


Spinal cord injury is typically caused by a trauma to the vertebrae that tears or impinges on the spinal cord preventing messages from travelling along the spinal cord from the limbs to the brain. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by degenerative changes in the vertebrae, distortion of the bones of the spine, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and abnormal growth called an arachnoiditis, or tumors or cysts. This can result in nerve damage or even paralysis. Pressure or damage to the spinal nerves can also cause reflex sympathetic dystrophy or regional pain syndrome. Spinal cord injuries are frequently debilitating, causing pain and limited motion in the low back and the legs. Treatments can range from various therapies to surgery but many spinal cord injuries are permanent.

Spinal cord injuries can be documented by orthopedic specialists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical medicine specialists, rehabilitation medicine specialists, physiologists, or rheumatologists. Spinal cord damage can be documented by examinations, MRIs, X-rays, or CAT scans, and muscle and nerve conduction tests.

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Organizations: Spinal Cord Injury Information Network (http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/); New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research (www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/)

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