Spinal injuries happen when someone gets hurt in a way that affects or damages the spinal cord itself or some nerves that happen to be at the end of the spinal canal, also known as cauda equine. This damage can affect sensations underneath the injured location or in some cases can also alter the body strength as a whole.

However, this injury when serious can actually affect several other aspects of the body and mind. In some cases, it has the possibility of retaining lower limbs’ movements and can cause emotional breakdowns as the spinal cord is a part of the nervous system. Therefore, neurological aspects of this kind of injury can affect one on a serious level. Here we shall discuss the several ways that a spinal injury might damage one’s body, the possible causes of such an injury and the cures established by our medical facilities.

Types of Spinal Injuries

There are two categories in which this injury can be divided according to its severity:

  • Complete SCI: In this case, one can lose all sensory feeling and the motor function, which is the ability to move, would be totally lost from below the spinal cord. Thus in the “complete SCI” case of severity, one might get a lower-body paralysis.
  • Incomplete SCI: This level of severity can cause partial complication in the motor functions and feelings of sensations below the injured part. The “incomplete SCI” extent of severity is further categorized according to the intensity of damage done to the spinal cord.

Causes of Spinal Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a number of different factors. Discussed below are some of the most common ones:

  • Road accidents are one of the most frequent causes for the spinal cord to get injured. Traumatic shocks on the vertebral column can cause complete to incomplete damages to the body and its motor functioning. Especially when the neck, face, head or chest area is suddenly injured, can cause a spinal cord injury.
  • Sudden falls especially during old age can easily cause a spinal injury that can make one suffer for the rest of their life. Falling from a height can be listed as one reason as well which can cause spiral injuries at any age.
  • Violence, including attacks and gunshots, can also cause spinal injuries at any age.
  • High voltage electric shocks and accidents are a reason as well.
  • Too much bending or twisting of the lower torso can also cause the spinal cord to be injured.

Symptoms Of Spinal Injury

Medical sciences and researches have now enabled us to suspect and cure spiral injuries although in certain cases they are still beyond repair. Listed below are some of the major symptoms for you to suspect a spinal injury:

  • Problems while walking after an injury.
  • Complete or partial loss of control over the bladder or bowel movement.
  • Problematic motor functioning.
  • Severe tingling feeling followed by total numbness of the limbs.
  • Stiff back and neck.

Symptoms Of Spinal Injury

The following are the medical processes to confirm a spinal injury:

  • MRIs
  • CT scans
  • X-ray of the spinal cord
  • A test that would record the speed of the nerve signals reaching the brain.

A spinal injury can be treated surgically or non-surgically depending on the intensity of the injury and may also include several follow up treatments to get fully cured. Blue Bliss hospital has an exuberantly trained team of medical professionals to treat such injuries. The team brings to the table a perfect blend of medical intellect and empathy so that recovery and healing becomes a 10x simpler process for patients of all age groups. The primary motive is to make recovery a simpler and smoother process.