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  • Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Spinal cord injuries can be extremely debilitating with significant impairment in autonomic, sensory, and motor function (Coll-Miro et al., 2016). The prevalence in Canada is on the rise with approximately 86,000 individuals suffering from such injuries as of 2010 (Noonan et al., 2012). Spinal cord injuries are generally classified as either traumatic or non-traumatic, depending on etiology (Sabapathy et al., 2015). In addition, they are subdivided into either complete or incomplete, depending on

  • Spinal Cord Injury

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    Spinal cord injuries result from a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae that is typically due to a sudden, forceful blow to the spine (“NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page”, 2016). According to Early (2006), A traumatic accident, such as a shooting, stabbing, car accident, or diving accident, may result in a spinal cord injury (p. 535). According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2016), Damage to the spinal tissue results from displaced or shards of vertebral

  • Spinal Cord Injury Essay

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    Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury is a serious problem that effects close to 250,000 people in the United States with 10,000 people being injured per year . There are many things that can lead to spinal cord injury, including athletic injuries, car accidents, and recreational activities like swimming and biking. It primarily effects those between the ages of 16 and 30 and drastically effects the rest of their lives. It is a very debilitating injury that requires extensive medical care, often

  • Spinal Cord Injury Essay

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    Most spinal cord injuries are hard to treat due to the fragility of the vertebrae as a whole. Although; if left untreated, spinal cord injuries could affect motor and nerve control and function (Zhao et.al 2016). Stem injections are now commonly used as a type of rehabilitative medicine for injuries like those in the spine. This is because stem cells can take form of other specified cells it becomes exposed to. Once injected into the area of the injury, the cells are able to replicate and serve to

  • The Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Injury

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    INTRODUCTION The spinal cord is a major channel in the body where motor and sensory information travels from the brain to the body. It has white matter that surrounds a central gray matter. The gray matter is where most of the neuronal cells are located. Injury to the spinal cord will affect the conduction of information across any part of the spinal cord where the damage is located (Maynard et al., 1997). This will often result in permanent disability of a certain muscle or region of the

  • Preventing Spinal Cord Injury Essay examples

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    Pressure ulcers (PrUs) are a high-risk, high-volume, high-cost problem for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Approximately 273,000 persons are living with SCI in the United States today and approximately 12,000 new injuries occur per year [1]. Persons with SCI are at extreme risk for developing PrUs due to lack of sensation, immobility, moisture, and multiple other risk factors.2 Prevalence for PrUs in persons with SCI ranges from 14-32%, and recurrence rates have been reported to range from

  • Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Injuries to the spinal cord are serious medical emergencies that are often a result of direct trauma to the spinal column. There are 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in the United States each year. The most common causes of injury include motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, and sports injuries (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, and Bucher, 2014). Males between ages 16 and 30 are at highest for suffering from a spinal cord injury. These types of injury are highly variable depending on the

  • The Spinal Cord Injury ( Sci )

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    Introduction Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can result in loss or permanent damage of motor, sensory or autonomic function, generally caused by physical trauma to the spinal cord. In humans the most common type of SCI is hemisection or contusion (Nandoe-Tewarie et al. 2009). This incomplete injury, leads to swelling or compression of the spinal cord due to bone displacement, resulting in partial loss of function and/or sensation. Complete severing of the spinal cord fibres can occur, although less often

  • Spinal Cord Injury Essay example

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    Running head: SPINAL CORD INJURY Spinal Cord Injury Shannon G. Johnston, RN, CEN Liberty University Abstract There are many types of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Patients with SCI can symptoms that range from mild neurologic impairment (such as numbness and tingling of extremities or neck pain) to devastating total body paralysis depending on the extent of damage and where in the spinal cord the damage occurs. Management of airway, breathing and circulation are key with SCI patients, as

  • Spinal Cord Injury Essay

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    Spinal Cord Injury * Short Case Study #3 1. Describe the functional anatomy of the spinal cord using the following terms: white matter, gray matter, tracts, roots, and spinal nerves. * White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system, and it consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another as well as in between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. Grey matter contains neural cell bodies. Unlike

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