What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

 

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

 

The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system that is located inside the spinal column. It is an essential structure for receiving sensations from the body and for motor functions. An injury to the spinal cord cuts the communication between the brain and the body and causes total or partial paralysis of the limbs and trunk. The extent of paralysis depends on the location of the lesion in the spine and its severity. Injuries resulting in paraplegia are low, that is to say the paralysis of the lower limbs, while a higher lesion at the level of the cervical vertebrae (the neck), results in quadriplegia, which is complete or partial paralysis of all four limbs. As the spinal cord controls the operation of upper and lower limbs, victims of spinal cord injuries often have to use a wheelchair.
In addition to reducing motor functions, the lesion affects in most cases the functioning of organs located below the level of the lesion, including the bladder and intestines. It also deprives the spinal cord injured patient of his or her sensation in the regions of the body whose nerves are connected to the spinal cord below the injury site. Spinal cord injuries are often the result of accidents: car accidents, falls, diving accidents, or work accidents.

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  • Sunday October 16th, 2016 at 01:48 PM
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    jais été victime dun accident de la route mon camion ces renversé et suite a ca jais été operé c4c5c6 et une partie des verterbe on été coupé pour dégagé la meolle epiniere qui etais aplatie opéré aux niveau du cou avant et arriere et jais deux lésion a la moelle epiniere quel sont les danger SVP pouver vous me répodre jais 58 ans je marche avec des béquille canadienne pour ma sécurité et mon manque déquilibre et la force de mes jambe qui sont affecté laccident est arrivé le 29 juin 2015 et 0n est le 16 oct 2016 dite moi si ces normal SVP imformé moi merci . ;DANIEL

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    • Thursday October 20th, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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      Bonjour,

      En effet, le type de symptômes que vous décrivez correspond à ce qu’une lésion médullaire incomplète peuvent laisser comme séquelles. Si vous le désirez, laissez-nous vos coordonnées et un conseiller en intégration de notre organisme pourra discuter plus en détail avec vous.

      Bonne journée.

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