The spinal cord is a bunch of nerves that carries messages between the brain and the rest of the human body. A spinal cord injury often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions. If you have recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might affect every aspect of your life. Although there is no particular treatment for repairing the spinal cord injuries, but effective treatments and rehabilitation allow individuals with spinal cord injury to live a productive and independent life.

At Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Spine Surgery, we take time to listen, to find solutions, and to offer you the finest care. Our highly trained experts are committed to provide you exceptional treatment in center equipped with latest technology and the state of art facility. Symptoms

After the spinal cord injury, your ability to control your limbs depends on two basic factors: Place of the injury and severity of injury. The severity of injury is commonly called “the completeness” and is classified as:

Complete: If almost all feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the spinal cord injury, your injury is of complete type.

Incomplete: In case you have some motor (ability to control movement) or sensory (all feeling) function below the affected area, your injury is called incomplete.

Apart from that paralysis from a spinal cord injury may be referred to:

Tetraplegia- This means that your hands, arms, legs and pelvis organs are all affected by spinal cord injury. This is also known as quadriplegia.

Paraplegia- This commonly affects all or part of the legs, trunk and pelvis organ. Spinal cord injuries may result in one or more of the following symptoms and signs:

Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel cold, heat and touch
Loss of movement
Loss of bowel or bladder control
Exaggerated reflexive activities
Changes in sexual sensitivity, sexual function and fertility
Difficult breathing, coughing or clearing secretions from lungs
Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by the damage to the nerve fibers in the spinal cord

Treatment

There is no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord. The researchers are working on developing medications and procedures for treating the spinal cord injuries, but in the meantime, the treatment basically focuses on the prevention of further injury and empowering patients with a spinal cord injury to back to an active and productive life.

Medications- Medications may be used to manage some effects of the spinal cord injury. These can be used to control pain, muscle spasticity and improve bowel control, bladder control and sexual functioning.

New Technology- Latest technology devices can help people with spinal injury become more independent and more mobile. There are some devices that may restore functions as well.

If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury, you will usually be admitted to the intensive care unit for the treatment. At, Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Spine Surgery, our team of prominent and expert neurosurgeons, spinal cord medicine specialists, psychologists, orthopaedic surgeons, therapists, nurses and social workers with expertise in spinal cord injury is ready to work with you and teach you new skills and ways of using newer technology that can help you to live as independent as possible.

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