Strengthen the spine: Best ways to overcome spinal injuries

The possibility of spinal injuries

The spinal cord is the main conduit of information and action between the brain and the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury can damage the spinal cord itself or the nerves at its end (Cauda equina). The most common injury to the spinal cord is due to fractures of the vertebral column. The damage can be complete or incomplete. In total injuries, the ability to control movement and sensations below the level of injury is lost totally (paraplegia or tetraplegia). Incomplete injuries have some sparing of motor and sensory function and have a better prognosis.

Signs and signs of injuries to the spinal cord are

Weakness, incoordination, or paralysis in any part of your body

Neck or back pain with numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet, or toes

Loss of bladder or bowel control

Difficulty with balance and walking

Deformed or twisted position, neck or back

Difficulty breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions from your lungs

What are the causes of spinal injuries to the spine?

Common causes of injury are motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, gunshot injuries, and complications of surgery. CT Scan, MRI Scan, and X-rays help show the extent of the damage inside. They also help in deciding if the patient needs surgery for the same. Surgery, medication, and rehabilitation therapy are the current mainstays of treatment and offer a better quality of life in most patients with spinal cord injury.

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