Understanding Spinal Injuries

The bone that has your back is your spine. While each every body part is of prime importance and interconnected with each other, it is your spine that suffers the most if it sustains an injury. As a result of spine injuries, you are either rendered immobile, or you  find it difficult to accomplish routine tasks, if not treated in time.

Your spine is made of vertebrae that cover, hold and protect the spinal cord which is a  bundle of nerves and tissues that are a part of the central nervous system. The spinal cord is responsible for sending signals to and from the brain about the movement of the entire body.

Symptoms Of Spine Injuries

Symptoms of Spinal Injuries

You mostly suffer a spinal cord injury due to a whiplash or any other kind of accident that has impacted your spine. The symptoms could be:

  • Problems walking and balancing
  • Urinary and Bowel incontinence
  • Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
  • Feelings of spreading numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Headache
  • Pain, pressure, and stiffness in the back or neck area
  • Unnatural positioning of the head

Spinal cord injuries may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself.

There are levels of injuries your spine can suffer from, the vertebral column consists of 33 vertebrae which are divided into groups, namely,

  • Cervical vertebrae-neck
  • Thoracic vertebrae- mid back
  • Lumbar vertebrae- lower back
  • Sacrum and coccyx- tailboneTypes of Spinal Injuries

Your injury could be limited to one vertebra, a group of the vertebrae or extend to a combination of groups of vertebrae. The higher you hurt your spine, the severe the injury will occur. Injury to even one vertebra can cause severe damage to the normal functioning of your brain, and motor functions.

Diagnosis for Spinal Injuries

A spinal injury is diagnosed with the help of CT scans, MRIs, X-rays of the spine, and

evoked potential testing, which measures how quickly nerve signals reach the brain.

Being extremely careful and practicing all precautionary measures is the only prevention for spinal cord injuries. What can also help is physical activity and exercise.

Treatments for spinal injuries include,

  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Usage of assistive devices
  • Surgery

A spinal injury is the one of the most dangerous kind of injury that can cost you either your life or the quality of your life.

It is of utmost importance that you should not delay consultation or treatment if you know you have a spinal injury. You must remember, if you find yourself in a situation where someone is suffering from a spinal injury due to accident or even you are suffering from the injury do not move the persons head, neck or back to bring it back to normal position as it may do more harm than you imagined.

We at Medisys Hospital, have an excellent team of doctors who specialise in fixing bone injuries. Our department of orthopedics is one of the most reliable ones in the city of Hyderabad. You can visit us when you need to, we are happy serve.

About the Hospital

Medisys Hospitals is a growing super speciality hospital in Hyderabad that represents the vision and mission of a group of highly qualified and experienced veteran medical professionals. Started in June 2016, it is a 200-bedded hospital with all medical and surgical specialities available. We rely on our in-house state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities to provide high level care for our patients.