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What is Spinal cord injury?

What is Spinal cord injury?

  • Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord as a result of a direct trauma to the spinal cord itself or as a result of indirect damage to the bones and soft tissues and vessels surrounding the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injury: Introduction

Types of Spinal cord injury:

Types of Spinal cord injury:

Broader types of Spinal cord injury:

How serious is Spinal cord injury?

Prognosis of Spinal cord injury: People who survive a spinal cord injury will most likely have medical complications such as chronic pain and bladder and bowel dysfunction, along with an increased susceptibility to respiratory and heart problems.
Complications of Spinal cord injury: see complications of Spinal cord injury
Prognosis of Spinal cord injury: The types of disability associated with SCI vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the segment of the spinal cord at which the injury occurs, and which nerve fibers are damaged. Most people with SCI regain some functions between a week and 6 months after injury, but the likelihood of spontaneous recovery diminishes after 6 months. Rehabilitation strategies can minimize long-term disability. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Spinal cord injury?

Causes of Spinal cord injury: see causes of Spinal cord injury
Risk factors for Spinal cord injury: see risk factors for Spinal cord injury

What are the symptoms of Spinal cord injury?

Symptoms of Spinal cord injury: see symptoms of Spinal cord injury

Complications of Spinal cord injury: see complications of Spinal cord injury

Onset of Spinal cord injury: sudden in onset

Spinal cord injury: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Spinal cord injury.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Spinal cord injury.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Spinal cord injury: see treatments for Spinal cord injury
Research for Spinal cord injury: see research for Spinal cord injury

Society issues for Spinal cord injury


Hospitalization statistics for Spinal cord injury: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Spinal cord injury:

  • 0.005% (612) of hospital consultant episodes were for injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Spinal cord injury:

Organs and body systems related to Spinal cord injury include:

Name and Aliases of Spinal cord injury

Main name of condition: Spinal cord injury

Other names or spellings for Spinal cord injury:

SCI

Spinal cord injury: Related Conditions

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