Spinal Injury Fracture and Dislocation

Spinal Cord Injury Radiology X-rays

Radiology x-rays offer vital information to medical specialists after a spinal injury. The location and severity of damage revealed by x-rays directly determines the appropriate course of action to achieve best possible short and long term outcomes. MRI and CT scans further identify soft tissue and spinal cord damage.

Chronic Spinal Pain

Partial Spinal Cord Injury And Syndromes

11.5 Following primary and secondary hospital examinations a spinal cord injury is often diagnosed as a type of syndrome and a prognosis of long term expected outcomes is given. It’s important to remember spinal cord injury is about people’s lives not expectation. A full life is lived when you make the most of what you have got, not what you have lost…

chest sensation

Incomplete vs Complete Spinal Cord Injury

11.3 Incomplete means some feeling or muscle function remains below the neurological level of spinal cord injury. Complete means no feeling or muscle function below the neurological level of injury. Neither necessarily affects a persons ability to love and respect, achieve goals, and live a full satisfying life.

Dermatomes are areas of the skin

Neurological Examination and Assessment

11.2 Neurological assessments provide valuable information on the location and extent of spinal cord damage. Additionally a level (T12) and category (complete or incomplete) can be diagnosed from the assessment, useful for rehabilitation and indicative of how much support will be required in order to re-join the community…