What Is Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord that results in temporary or permanent changes in the spinal cord’s normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. People who sustain a spinal cord injury...

The Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is the main pathway for information connecting the brain and peripheral nervous system.The human spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal column shown to the left. The spinal column is made up of bones called vertebrae....
Spinal cord disorders can cause permanent and irreparable cord problems. These disorders usually are a result of some condition outside of the spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder that affects nerve fibers in...

Spinal cord injury

Overview A spinal cord injury — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal (cauda equina) — often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site...

How the Spine Is Organized

The spinal cord is a long, fragile tubelike structure that begins at the end of the brain stem and continues down almost to the bottom of the spine. The spinal cord consists of nerves that carry incoming and outgoing...

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