Spinal Cord Conditions and Issues

What you should know about your medical condition, symptoms and treatments.

Spinal Cord Injury and Disease presents many different conditions and issues – and it is important to know and understand what specifically affects you. Some of the causes of spinal cord disorders include injuries, infections and compression by a fractured bone or tumor. Typically, muscles are weak or paralyzed, sensation is abnormal or lost and controlling bladder and bowel functions may be difficult.

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The more informed you and your caregiver are, the easier it will be to recognize your symptoms and communicate with your health care providers to get the right treatment and care you need. Following are links to resources and information you may find helpful.

Types of Spinal Cord Disease Conditions