Types of spinal cord injury

| August 27, 2015

spine is what determines how comfortable we walk, stand, sit or rest. There are some problems with the spinal cord that cause great discomfort to the patient. Some of them are discussed below. Cervical spondylosis


A common symptom is pain in the neck. It may be a natural consequence of aging for over 50 years. Like the other parts of our body, bones of the neck, also tend to gradually degenerate as we age. Cervical spondylosis may be a result of bone spurs in addition to problems with the ligaments and discs. Spinal canal may tend to narrow that leads to compression of the spinal cord, which can pinch nerves that carry the weapons. Spinal cord compression injury may result as well. This can lead to pain, from mild discomfort to severe dysfunction.

Spinal cord damage

There are several ways in which the spinal cord may be damaged. It can get reduced in an accident, tablet or destroyed because of an infection. The spinal cord can also get damaged when the blood supply is cut, or is affected by diseases such as cervical spondylosis, spinal cord or multiple sclerosis cysts that tend to alter nerve function. Bony

Spinal cord dysfunction

After infection, joint and muscle contractures can occur quickly, which tends to complicate rehabilitation later. Early fracture stabilization spine means early mobilization leading to fewer complications. Each complication increases hospital stay and increase the rate of detoxification.

Cardiovascular disease

A major risk long-term spinal cord injury is cardiovascular disease. People suffering from spinal cord injuries tend to lead fairly sedentary life and are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Thus, a careful assessment of cardiovascular function and exercise programs encouraging aspect is a necessary long-term spinal cord injury management and care.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially severe complication of spinal cord injury. In fact, DVT in the lower part of the foot is almost universally the first phase of rehabilitation. Thrombosis in the thigh is of great concern, as there is a high risk of becoming dislodged and passing through the vascular tree to the lungs, where a major artery leading to the lungs can be fatal. Heterotopic ossification

(HO) heterotopic ossification and cysts

(HO) refers to abnormal bone development of non-skeletal tissue, especially in the region of the hip and knee joints. It can occur in many spinal cord injuries and tends to develop in days or damage may occur even after several months. Although there is no physical limitation most significant further, but in some patients, HO can lead to a major limitation of joint motion.

Symptoms include difficulty performing activities of daily capacity, in particular those activities that require bending at the hips. Other symptoms include increased spasticity, swelling of the entire leg and high temperature.

These are just some problems dysfunction of the spinal cord itself and complications arising from dysfunction.

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