spinal cord injury


16 Sep: Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries occur when there is any damage to the spinal cord that interferes with communication between the brain and the body.  Each person’s recovery from a spinal cord injury is different.  Slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and diving in shallow water, are all major causes of spinal injuries. The following is brief overview of Spinal Cord injuries: High-Cervical Nerves (C1 – C4) This is the most severe of the spinal cord injury levels Paralysis in arms, hands, trunk and legs Patient may not be able to breathe on his or her own, cough, or control bowel or bladder movements….