Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation Index
When vertebrae are broken or dislocated, the result can cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can have significant physiological consequences. One indication of the severity of a spinal cord injury are respiratory complications. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A spinal cord injury can affect breathing, lead to pneumonia, low blood pressure, irregular heart beat, blood clots, spasms, autonomic dysreflexia, bed sores (pressure sores), chronic pain, bladder and bowel problems, and reproductive and sexual function issues. Rehabilitation and recovery of a spinal cord injury is dependant upon the type of injury.
Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments
Local Resources - Find a local Doctor in your town
Related Diseases & Conditions
Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views
Procedures & Tests