spinal cord injury

Traumatic

  • Knife or gunshot wound

  • Road traffic accident

  • Fall

Non-Traumatic

  • Tumour

  • Infection

  • Spinal stroke

 

The symptoms of spinal cord injury vary depending on the location in the spinal cord (cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral) and on whether the injury is complete (a total loss of function and sensation below the injury) or incomplete (some messages getting passed along the nerves below the injury).

 

Depending on the location and severity of the Spinal Cord Injury the symptoms can include:

  • Muscle weakness

  • Muscle spasm (spasticity)

  • Altered sensation

  • Pain

  • Difficulties with mobility and everyday activities

  • Potential breathing difficulties

 

The treatment you require will depend on your specific injury and functional abilities. People that have complete injuries may need to focus more on upper body strengthening, stretches, standing frame routines, transfers or wheelchair skills. People with an incomplete injury may be able to focus more on maximising the recovery of movement in areas of the body that have been affected by the Spinal Cord Injury. As with all conditions, the treatment you receive will be tailored specifically to you.

If you have recently sustained a Spinal Cord Injury or are struggling to cope with the long-lasting effects or your injury, Fiona Stamper NeuroPhysio can help. Fiona can come to your home in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and the surrounding areas to assess and develop a treatment programme tailored to you.

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