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Breeze Rehab Center Hyderabad

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a relatively low_ incidence , high _ cost injury that results in tremendous change in an individual life.
Paralysis of the muscles below the level of the injury can lead to limited and altered mobility , self care and ability to participate invalued social activities. Musculoskeletal system, many other body systems are impaired after a SCI , including the cardiopulmonary, integumentary , gastrointestinal , genitourinary ,and sensory systems.
Changes in body image and sexual function, incontinence and having to relay on others to complete everyday tasks that were previously done without thought or effort can profoundly influence a person’s identity.
Spinal cord injuries can be grossly devices into two broad etiological categories traumatic injuries and non traumatic damage.

Articulation disorders:

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Non _ traumatic damage:

In adult populations generally result’s from disease or pathological influence . Damage the spinal cord are vascular dysfunctions, thrombosis, embolism, and or hemorrhage.

Individuals with injuries to the cervical region of the spine have been classified as having” QUADRIPLEGIA.”

Injuries involving the thoracic spine can produce ” PARAPLEGIA”.

Injuries at L1 or below are called ” cauda equina injuries”

1. Cervical flexion injuries.

2. Flexion with rotation type of injuries.

3.Cervical hyper flexion injuries.

4. Cervical hyper extension type of injuries.

5. Compression type of injuries.


Loss of movement.

Loss of or altered sensation, including the ability to feel heat , cold,and touch.

Loss of bowel and bladder control.

Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms.

Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility.

Difficulty breathing , coughing,or clearing secretions from lungs.