Motorcycle Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord or nerves and can cause changes in sensation and body functions. The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on the location and severity of the injury. The spinal cord is composed of nerve cells surrounded by the vertebrae. It is responsible for relaying messages between your body and your brain.
About Motorcycle Spinal Cord InjuriesSpinal cord injuries are either non-traumatic or traumatic. Cancer, arthirties or infection can cause non-traumatic spinal cord injuries. However, accidents are the most common reason for traumatic injuries. It is important after a motorcycle accident to recognize the symptoms of spinal cord injury. These are:
- Numbness or tingling in extremities
- Unusual head position
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Stiff Neck