Accidents happen every day in San Diego and you can never predict the outcome. Some only cause minor bruising and scratches, while others can damage your body in ways that stay with you for the rest of your life. One of the worst outcomes of an accident is sustaining a spinal cord injury.
TYPES OF SPINAL CORD INJURIESThere are several different types of spinal cord injuries (SCI) that can cause paralysis. Car accidents are just one of the many ways you can injure your spinal cord. Below are the types of spinal cord injuries that can turn into paralysis:
- Herniated Discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
- Bulging Discs
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
WHAT CAUSES SPINAL CORD INJURIES?There are numerous causes of paralysis but the following list of incidents tend to be the most common causes. They include:
DIAGNOSING SPINAL CORD INJURIESModern technology has come so far in the last few years that doctors can now diagnose spinal cord injuries almost immediately. New procedures and tools are used to get fast and accurate results.
TREATING SPINAL CORD INJURIESEvery day doctors, researchers, and pharmacists are discovering new ways for treating paralysis, and here are just some of the more common ways to treat paralysis and spinal cord injuries.
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Spinal Fusion
- Stem Cell Research
- Avoiding Spinal Cord Injuries