A spinal cord injury — destruction to any portion of the spinal cord or nervous feelings at the ending of the spinal tube — usually causes long-lasting changes in muscle, feeling and other entire body functions listed below the site of the injuries. If you've recently knowledgeable a spinal cord injury, it might appear like every part of your life will be affected.

Several scientists are hopeful that advances in study will someday make the fix of spinal cord injuries achievable. Study research is ongoing all around the world. In the meantime, cures and rehab allow many men and women with a spinal cord injury to lead effective, independent lives.

  Symptoms & Signs of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI.)

L5., S1., S2     Plantar flexion of foot
L5., S1., S2     Flexion of toes
L5., S1., S2     Extension of knee at the hip  / gluteus maximus
L4., L5., S1., S2     Flexion of lower-leg at the knee  / hamstrings
L4., L5., S1     Thigh abduction
L4., L5., S1     Extension of toes
L4., L5., S1     Dorsiflexion of foot / tibialis anterior
L2., L3., L4     Thigh adduction
L2., L3., L4     Extension of leg at the joint  / quadriceps femoris
L1., L2., L3., L4     Dhigh flexion

D1 -D6     Intercostals and trunk area above the waist
C7., D1     Supply smaller muscles of the hands
C7., D1     Flexes wrist
C6., C7     Extends elbow and arm  /triceps and wrist extensors - pronates hand
C5., C6     Shoulder movement., elevate arm deltoid - flexion of knee biceps - C6 on the outside rotates the arm / supinates
C3., C4., C5     Supply diaphragm / mostly C4
C1-D1     Neck extensors
C1-C6     Neck flexors
.D7-L1     Abdominal muscles

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