Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be life threatening and or cause complete or partial paralysis. These injuries can be life changing events for the patient. It is important for the nurse to understand what level of the spine affects different movements and function of the body so that they can detect and help diagnose a spinal cord injury. You will find on this page diagrams, a video, and presentation that explains what causes SCI's, what symptoms the patient will have, how their body will be affected, and how to properly care for this patient.

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