Category Archives: Injury

C5 Spinal Cord Injury

A C5 spinal cord injury (SCI) features damage to the cervical vertebral segment, also referred to as the cervical spine. The cervical portion of the spine commences at the base of the skull where the first vertebrae – the Atlas – holds up the head at the Occiput (the lower back of the head). This… Read More »

c7 spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries are classified according to which vertebrae are involved. In a C7 injury the nerves below the C7-T1 junction are no longer able to communicate with the Central Nervous System. These types of injuries can be caused by a blow to the spine. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause, but any… Read More »

Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Driving with a Spinal Cord Injury New York City   One of the most difficult things that can happen when an individual has a spinal cord injury is the fact that they lose part of their life. All the things they were doing prior to the injury will have to change.   Many feel that… Read More »

Brain Injury Types & Effects

Facts To Know About Brain Injury Brain is a vital part of the body because through it, information for the body is received, distributed and organized. In addition, the brain is also responsible for a person’s mental processes and physical actions. When a person obtains a brain injury, his/her life may suddenly change. Due to… Read More »

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

What is a spinal cord injury? Damage to the spine or spinal cord injury is a severe type of physical trauma. The injury will likely have a significant and lasting impact on most of the aspects of a person’s daily life. The National Institutes of Health claim that the group that is at most risks… Read More »

Anatomy of Spinal Cord

The primary structure between the body and the brain is the spinal cord. The spinal cord ranges from the foramen magnum then is continuous with the medulla to the first or second lumbar vertebrae. The spinal cord in length is about 40 to 50 cm and is 1-1.5 cm in diameter. The spinal cord consists… Read More »

Increase Your Awareness About Spinal Cord Injury

What Is A Spinal Cord injury? Spinal cord injury is a condition when the spinal cord becomes damaged or injured. Loss of sensation or movement will take place in the affected area. A human spinal cord is prone to trauma that might occur from a vehicular accident, a gunshot wound or a fatal fall. In… Read More »

levels of injury

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury Levels Overview Of The Spinal Cord In order to know more about the spinal cord injury levels, people have to get knowledge about the spinal cord itself. Our spinal cord is directly connected to the brain. It descends down the middle of the back part of the body and is protected… Read More »