Role of the Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the lumbar region of the vertebral column. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS).

What is a Spinal Injury?

A spinal cord injury, or damage to the spinal cord, is an extremely serious type of physical trauma. It will likely have a lasting and significant impact on most aspects of daily life.

What Are Signs of a Spinal Injury?

  • Problems walking
  • Loss of control of the bladder or bowels
  • Inability to move the arms or legs
  • Feelings of spreading numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • unconsciousness
  • Headache
  • Pain or stiffness in the neck area
  • Signs of shock
  • Unnatural positioning of the head


Treatment options for spinal cord injury are limited, but rehabilitation and experimental technologies have been found to help maintain or improve remaining nerve function in some people.

Doctors may use traction (often by attaching metal braces and weights to the skull to prevent it moving) to stabilize the spine and/or realign it. Surgery may be needed to remove fragments of bone, herniated discs, fractured vertebrae or foreign objects, or to stabilize the spine to minimize pain or future deformity.


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A team of therapists and specialists work with patients during their early stages of recovery. Physical therapists focus on having the patient maintain and strengthen existing muscle function, while occupational therapists, rehab psychologists and others help the patient learn basic tasks and new skills.


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Funding for Poor

The health impact of poverty is most seen on children and women.