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Defining a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries can often cause paralysis, damaging spinal canal nerves. Disruption of a healthy spinal cord is most often the result of trauma.
Aside from trauma, spinal cord malfunction can also be caused by a variety of ailments and factors, ranging from disease, shock and a loss of oxygen during water or surgery, for example.
Spinal cord dysfunction can occur when the region is bruised, crushed, severed or stretched. Loss of function to the spinal cord causes a lack of message sending and receiving with the brain, limiting or halting various body mobility.
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