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What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Spinal Cord Injury?

Posted on August 24th, 2016

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most dangerous types of damages the human body can withstand. The spinal cord is a delicate bundle of nerves and tissues the vertebrae protect. The spine sends messages from the brain to the body, enabling you to walk, talk, eat, move, and feel. When the spinal cord suffers an injury, it is usually due to bone, ligament or other body tissue tearing into the spinal tissue and can result in extremely serious physical and mental repercussions for the individual. These injuries impact nearly every aspect of daily life. Spinal Cord Injuries, Mobility, and Sensation Spinal cord injuries are often connected with paralysis due to the damage nerve cells suffer. The bundle of nerves within the spinal cord is responsible for controlling movement in the body. When a traumatic accident such as a car crash, slip and fall, or birth injury results in damage to the spinal cord, nerve cells can no longer carry messages back and forth between the brain and the body. This results in partial or complete loss of movement and feeling in the body. The level of paralysis a spinal cord injury victim experiences depends on the type of injury.…

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