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Cervical spinal cord injury

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Cervical Spinal Cord Injury:


Cervical spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spinal cord in the neck region and are classified based on the severity and location of the injury. Here's a breakdown of types:

  1. Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury:

    • Involves partial damage to the spinal cord.

    • Individuals may retain some sensory or motor function below the level of injury.

    • Subtypes include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, and Brown-Sequard syndrome.

  2. Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury:

    • Results in total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury.

    • Typically associated with more severe trauma or damage to the spinal cord.

  3. Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia):

    • Affects all four limbs and the torso.

    • Injury at the cervical level can lead to varying degrees of paralysis in the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.

  4. Paraplegia:

    • Affects the lower limbs and, in some cases, the trunk.

    • Injury occurs below the cervical level, usually in the thoracic or lumbar region.

  5. High Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (C1-C4):

    • Most severe injuries, often resulting in tetraplegia.

    • Impacts the muscles of the neck, head, and, in severe cases, may require assistance with breathing.

  6. Low Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (C5-C8):

    • Affects the upper extremities to varying degrees.

    • Individuals may have some arm and hand function, allowing for greater independence.

  7. Central Cord Syndrome:

    • Typically caused by hyperextension injuries.

    • More common in older individuals.

    • Results in greater impairment of upper extremities compared to lower extremities.

  8. Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

    • Results from damage to one side of the spinal cord.

    • Causes motor function loss on one side and sensory loss on the opposite side of the body.


Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Diagnosis involves clinical evaluation, imaging studies (MRI, CT scan), and neurological assessments.

  • Treatment may include stabilization of the spine, surgical intervention, rehabilitation, and supportive care.


NYPMD Specialists for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury:

  • Specialized evaluation by NYPMD neurosurgeons and specialists outside New York.

  • Expertise in managing cervical spinal cord injuries through comprehensive and individualized care.

  • Collaborative approach with rehabilitation specialists for optimal recovery.

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