Journal of Trauma and Rehabilitation

About Spinal Cord Trauma

Spinal cord trauma is the damage directly caused to spinal cord due to any accident or indirectly caused from disease of the nearby bones, tissues, or blood vessels. Spinal cord injuries are commonly caused by: falls, accidents, Gunshot wounds, industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries. A minor injury can damage the spinal cord. Disease conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis can weaken the spinal cord. The different symptoms of spinal cord trauma are weakness, numbness, tingling and impaired sensation in the limbs, paralysis of the legs or of both the arms and legs, Loss of bowel and bladder control, Erectile dysfunction, Breathing difficulty. Spinal cord trauma can be diagnosed by X-ray of Spine, CT scan and MRI scan.

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