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…

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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.

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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…

Spinal Cord Injury Explained

Paralysis from spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia is an incurable life-long condition requiring use of a wheelchair ongoing medical care and personal support. For the majority spinal cord injury causes financial stress, compromised health, restricted social, education, employment, sexual and intimate relationship opportunities, and…