Spinal Injuries: Treatment In Frisco, TX

by Administrator 24. February 2016 11:50

Spinal injuries occur when damage is caused to the vertebrae, ligaments or discs. These may be a result of falls, accidents, sport injuries and medical conditions such as Polio, Cancer, Arthritis, disc degeneration etc.

There are mainly two types of spinal injuries i.e. complete and incomplete. When the spinal cord is not able to perform its functions, it is known as a complete injury whereas an incomplete injury maintains some movement and sensation in the spine.

Some of the spinal cord injuries are:

  • Anterior Cord Syndrome: When the front of the spinal cord gets damaged, it leads to Anterior Cord Syndrome causing pain and sensations. The condition may occur due to a direct trauma to the aorta i.e. largest artery of the body.  
  • Central Cord Syndrome: Injury to the middle of the spinal cord, known as Central Cord Syndrome may cause loss of movement in arms. It may also affect the brain’s ability to send and receive messages from the body.
  • Posterior Cord Syndrome: When the back of the spinal cord gets injured, it results in Posterior Cord Syndrome. The condition may cause sensory and motor impairments in organs below the site of the injury.
  • Brown Sequard Syndrome: In this condition, one side of the spinal cord may get damaged. It may lead to loss of movement in one side of the body, without affecting the other side.
  • Spinal Contusions: The condition may be characterized by bruising of the spinal cord, causing inflammation and bleeding near the site of injury. It is usually a result of swelling in the spinal canal or pressure due to displaced vertebrae.  The condition may lead to paralysis of arms and legs.    
  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury: Damage or stress to the lower back is referred to as Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury. The patient may experience loss of movement in the hips and legs. It may also lead to loss of control over the bladder. Surgery may be required in severe cases.
  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Also known as Tetraplegia, the injury may affect the functionality of the arms and legs. It may be accompanied by loss of physical sensation, bladder dysfunction and sexual problems.
  • Thoracic Spine Injury:  These injuries are less common but can affect the ability of the spinal cord to transmit signals to the back and abdomen muscles. It may also cause bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunctions.
  • Triplegia: In this condition, there is loss of movement in three extremities, both on a single side and one on the other. It is a type of incomplete spinal injury.
  • Sacral Spinal Cord Injury: These types of injuries cause problems in the bowel and may lead to weakness and sexual problems. They may also cause partial paralysis.   

The spine specialists at OrthoTexas, Frisco, provide effective treatment for spinal injuries. To schedule an appointment, call at (214) 618 – 5502 or visit 5757 Warren Pkwy, Suite 180, Frisco, TX 75034.

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