Category: Spinal Cord Injury

What is Spinal Shock?

When someone suffers a spinal cord injury, their body can go into what is known as spinal shock. This is where the nervous system can not transmit signals. This affects your ability to move, it affects feeling below the injury, and it can affect various body functions. While spinal shock is normally a temporary condition, it can last for anywhere

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Most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury and their treatments

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that begins at the base of the brain. Its surrounded by the spinal column, and it extends about 19 inches downward at about the L1-L2 vertebral level. It transmits electrical signals from the brain to nerves that are connected to the entire body. A spinal cord injury involves trauma that fractures or

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