spinal cord injury

Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The spinal cord injury, or myelopathy, is a disturbance of the spinal cord that can cause a loss of feeling or mobility. It is important to note that the spinal cord does not have to be completely severed to suffer a loss of function. In fact most spinal cords, remain intact after a spinal cord injury. SCI not always related to a back injury or neck such as broken discs, spinal stenosis, etc. You may hurt your neck or back and spinal cord will not be damaged. Is a medical emergency whose poor outcome may determine a state of permanent paralysis depend on the level at which compression occurs, most affected the higher the proximity to the brain

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