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Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury: Introduction

Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spinal cord injury is available below.

Symptoms of Spinal cord injury

Treatments for Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Related Patient Stories

Spinal cord injury: Deaths

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Types of Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury: Complications

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Causes of Spinal cord injury

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Disease Topics Related To Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spinal cord injury

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Animations

Prognosis for Spinal cord injury

Prognosis for 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.

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Clinical Trials for Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. The most common types of SCI include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of injuries include lacerations (severing or tearing of some nerve fibers, such as damage caused by a gun shot wound), and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page: NINDS)

 

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