Any damage to the spinal cord is called spinal cord injury that is caused by trauma rather than disease. From pain to paralysis to incontinence, syptoms are vary are different based on where the spinal cord and nerve roots are damaged. Spinal cord injuries are described at different levels of "incomplete", which can differ from having no impact on the patient to a "complete" damage which implies a loss of function.
Treatment of spinal cord injury begins with controlling the spine and controlling inflammation to prevent further damage. Depending on the injury location and extent actual treatment of spinal cord injury can change. Much of the cases of spinal cord injuries require physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Spinal cord injuries have numerous reasons, however they are connected with major trauma from motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Treatment of spinal cord injuries for spinal rope wounds incorporates controlled hypothermia and stem cells. However numerous treatments have not been considered thoroughly and new research has been considered in standard care.
Last date updated on June, 2014