A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its
function, .... Spinal column injury is trauma that causes fracture of the bone or
instability of the ligaments in t...
Doctors classify fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine based upon the
specific pattern of the fracture and whether there is a spinal cord injury.
Classifying the ...
The higher the injury on the spinal cord, the more dysfunction can occur. ... Most
severe of the spinal cord injury levels; Paralysis in arms, hands, trunk and legs ...
Feb 22, 2016 ... Of course, the initial focus is on cervical spine injuries, and they routinely apply a
cervical spine immobilization device, typically a rigid plastic ...
Doctors divide lumbar spine injuries into two broad categories, low and high
energy ... In the low back, most serious injuries involve fracture of the spine or a
Mar 18, 2015 ... A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become
broken due to trauma. Read about causes, surgery, and ...
The first symptom of a broken bone is usually pain unless the spinal cord has
been injured, which can produce weakness, paralysis and lack of sensation.
Compression fractures of the back are broken vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones
... These fractures often do not cause injury to the spinal cord. The condition is ...
Even minor falls or trauma can produce a spine fracture. Many of these injuries
will never require surgery, but major fractures can result in serious long-term ...
A cervical fracture means that a bone is broken in the cervical (neck) region of the
spine. A cervical dislocation means that a ligament injury in the neck has ...