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How might an injury to the spinal cord affect the nerves?

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Initial injury could cause cellular death due to swelling, or from the trauma of bony fragments piercing the spinal cord.

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by not taking care of it,by not not laying on the walk way

All nerves from all over the body are connect to the Central Nervous System which leads from the spine all the way to the brain. An injury to the back might affect some nerves in your body which will cause it to "not function properly" All in all, it depends on which part of the "back" you injure. It is best to see a doctor to determine the "location" which is affected than to assume it only affects the way you walk.

There are many risks involved in a spinal cord surgery, such as spinal cord injury and nerve injury. Conditions like obesity and diabetes might make things difficult. Your best way to lessen the risk is to be at a healthy weight.

Because the nerves that keep the brain in touch with the body are in the spine there fore if these are sufficiently damaged or severed the result is that there is no contact with the brain and if the brain does not get the message you don't feel any thing.

The nervous system would not have a path through which to send messages to the brain.

Your balance would be significantly affected.

Yes, it might. the nerves supplying the whole arm originate the neck segments of the spinal cord.

In the brain, the nerves for speaking are in a different location from the nerves for listening. If the "Speaking" nerves are damaged, the person may not be able to speak, but since the "Hearing" nerves are intact, can still understand others' speech.

A hemorrhage in the spinal cord can cause pressure on the nerves contained within the column, killing them and preventing a message from being sent from the brain to the limb involved. This happened to my niece about 2 years ago.

depends. there are two types of injury to a spinal cord. complete, and incomplete. a complete injury: where the spinal cord has been severed, even a partial sever is considered complete. where a vertebrae has been crushed and bone fragments have cut into the cord: is also considered complete. prognosis will never walk again unless Jesus intervenes incomplete injury: the spinal cord is left intact, it has not been cut or severed. the damage is the spinal cord has been crushed, squeezed, and or stretched, which damages the nerves inside your cord. prognosis: might walk again of the two injuries this is the better injury. it's possible that removing the bullet might relieve the pressure on your cord and you would regain your motor skills and bodily functions. then it's also possible for there to be no change. my knowledge on this is from first hand experience: I'm a t-7 para, my injury was a complete injury. t-7 was crushed and a piece of my right hip bone is fused in it's place. but I'm trusting Jesus to heal me

An incomplete spinal cord injury is characterized by some movement or sensation below the point of injury. As acute treatment becomes much more advanced, incomplete injuries are becoming more common. In an incomplete injury, the patient can often move one limb more than another, may have more function on one side than the other, or might have some sensation in parts of the body that can't be moved.The effects of an incomplete injury are dependent upon whether the front, back, side, or center of the spinal cord was affected. There are five classifications of incomplete spinal cord injuries: anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, posterior cord syndrome, Brown-Sequart syndrome, and cauda equina lesion.Anterior Cord Syndrome: The injury occurs at the front of the spinal cord, leaving the person with partial or complete loss of ability to sense pain, temperature, and touch below the level of injury. Some people with this type of injury later recover some movement.Central Cord Syndrome: The injury occurs at the center of the spinal cord, and usually results in the loss of arm function. Some leg, bowel, and bladder control may be preserved. Some recovery from this injury may start in the legs, and then move upward.Posterior Cord Syndrome: The injury occurs toward the back of the spinal cord. Usually muscle power, pain, and temperature sensation is preserved. However, the person may have trouble with limb coordination.Brown-Sequard Syndrome: This injury occurs on one side of the spinal cord. Pain and temperature sensation will be present on the injured side, but impairment or loss of movement will also result. The opposite side of the injury will have normal movement, but pain and temperature sensation will be affected or lost.Cauda equine lesion: Damage to the nerves that fan out of the spinal cord at the first and second lumbar region of the spine can cause partial or complete loss of movement and feeling. Depending upon the extend of initial damage, sometimes these nerves can grow back and resume functionality.Physical and drug therapies are used to help the patient recover to full potential.Any ways, You should just let the medics take care of any spinal injury's!

Sort of because if you get injured and you already had this injury it might be worse.

With any emergency you have to weigh the pros and cons. If someones heart has stopped beating because of trauma (broken spine would leave me to believe it was trauma related) then you have to look at the cause of the injury, the likelihood of saving them and the possibility that if you save them they might be paralyzed.Now back to the question. Answer: the same way you do it if someone does not have a spinal injury. Just put on a C-Collar, backboard (longboard) and thump away.

no they aren't impairedThis sounds almost like a trick question from a diagnostic standpoint.If the fibrous disc material, called the annulus fibrosus, that is located between two spinal bones, called vertebrae, are normal and healthy then there is little reason to think that the disc tissue it self could compromise or impair the nearby spinal cord or roots of the spinal nerves. Meaning that if the disc tissue is normal and healthy then by itself it would not likely pose a problem to the nearby nerve tissue.However, there is more that could potentially harm or impair the spinal cord or nerve roots than just the spinal disc.A few things that might pose a risk to the spinal cord and nerve roots other than a bulged or herniated disc:Spinal stenosisSpinal arthritisSpinal dysarticulation or subluxationSpinal fractureSpinal traumaFacet hypertrophyMuscle spasmCongenital anamoly

one who takes caffeine would always usually be in the hyperactive mood and tense nerves.... so this might affect relationships....

injury to the cerebellum could cause loss of ability to coordinate fine movements loss of ability to walk inability to reach out and grab object and cause tremors

If someone had an injury that damaged the cerebellum it would that affect the persons ability to drive a car. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for the coordination of motor control and once its is damaged, driving might be almost impossible.

No, spinal stenosis is not a fatal condition. It can be treated by taking any medication that is said to treat chronic pain. One type of medication, for example, is a tricyclin medication, which is a common antidepressant. ============================ Spinal stenosis is a condition that affects the spine (the column which contains and protects the spinal cord), and/or the intervertebral foramen (tiny holes between each vertebra, through which the spinal nerves exit). Vertebra is the name for the small, hollow pieces of bone structure which made up the spine. If either some section of the spine or the small hole for the spinal nerves narrows for any reasons, it will press on the spinal cord or on the spinal nerve. And that is the condition which is called spinal stenosis. The condition has several possible causes, including: arthritis, certain bone diseases (such as Paget's disease), physical injury or slipped disk (the tiny pieces serving as 'cushions' between vertebrae), tumour, or could be congenital (born with certain spine deformity). Most common symptoms are numbness and weakness in the shoulder, arms, legs, - depending the affected area; could affect balance and walking, severe cases might cause incontinence. Unfortunately, it is often degenerative, getting worse with aging. While literature don't usually specify it as 'fatal', it could cause tremendous discomfort for the sufferer. Treatment includes pain management, medications, massage, acupuncture, specific exercises, and surgery as a last resort.

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no they get tattoo's they hang out with there family's and also they might have an injury

Yes, I believe they might be able to. I read about a ferret whose back was broken by an employee of the pet shop and did not report it. The owner helped with him by taking it to an acupuncturist and reported that it helped

There is only four problems the might affect the nervous system. The four examples are X-rays, brain scan, electroencephalograms and spinal tap. A couple others are various nervous systems diseases. such as ALS, MS.

CAUTION! It's not a question of what your liability might be - it is a question of his neck injury and how serious it might be. A neck injury could signify a spinal cord injury. Moving him into a "fireman's carry" and transporting him that way COULD possibly cause significant and permanently disabling injury. Better method would be to immobilize him and either wait for, or summons additional help to the scene.

The horse, or the owner, may kick you. Along with the above answer, not only might the horse kick you (Potentially fatal to you). But you could also damage the nerves and spinal bones which could impair the horses ability to move.

go to the dentist and ask them to pull it out for you nerves can still be attached to the tooth and if you pull it yourself you might damage your nerves


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