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Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) - VHL HealthSheet #41171_VA
An SCI can cause reduced feeling and movement in certain parts of the body. Every SCI is different. Every person’s outcome is different as well. This sheet goes over some basic things to know about your level of injury. Your doctor can tell you more about your case.
Understanding Spinal Cord Disease - VHL HealthSheet #41207_VA
The spinal cord is a vital part of your nervous system. It relays messages between the brain and body. Problems with the spinal cord can cause a loss of sensation and movement. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is often due to injury, such as a car accident. But injury isn’t the only cause of damage to the spinal cord. Certain illnesses and conditions can also cause it. These are known as spinal cord disorders. This sheet outlines the most common types of spinal cord disorders.
Research for Spinal Cord Injury - VHL HealthSheet #41203_VA
Like many people with a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may wonder if a cure to repair your spinal cord will be found in your lifetime. No one is sure when a cure will be found. But every day, researchers are learning more about how the spinal cord works. They are using this knowledge to improve treatment of SCI.
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