Trauma

Spinal trauma is caused by many things including falls and motor vehicle accidents. It may result in mild or severe damage to the spinal cord. Because the spinal cord is the central carrier of signals throughout the body, damage to the spinal cord can have serious consequences.

Anyone can experience traumatic damage to the spine. Mild or severe trauma can impact the spine’s function and ability to heal. Patients with this type of injury can experience loss of sensation and muscle function.

Spinal trauma symptoms vary and they depend on the exact location and severity of the damage – but the range can include subtle pain or numbness or at worst, paralysis.

  • Common Causes:
    • Any direct injury which impacts the spine
      • Car accident
      • Sports injury
      • Falling
  • Symptoms:
    • Muscle weakness
    • Problems with coordination
    • Stiff muscles
    • Muscle spasms
    • Overactive reflexes
    • Feeling faint or sweaty
    • Numbness
  • Treatments:
    • Medication
    • Rehabilitation
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Surgery

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