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From simply causing sensory or strength loss to permanently paralyzing the person, spinal cord injuries can vary greatly in severity.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries include any sort of damage done to the spinal cord. This may mean direct injury to the cord itself or indirect injury from damage to surrounding bones, tissues or blood vessels.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can result from nearly anything. From major events like a car or industrial accident, to simple sports injuries or minor falls, the spine is easily injured. Symptoms include:
Diagnosing Spinal Cord Injuries
To diagnose your spinal cord injury, Dignity Health-affiliated neurologists may use a CT scan, spinal X-ray, electromyography imaging or other available tests. Once diagnosed, your doctor will devise the best plan of treatment for you condition.
Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
Treatment could include:
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California can provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options to help your spine health as quickly and pain-free as possible.
For assistance with a physician referral, call 888.800.7688. To request additional information from someone at the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, email us today.