What are The Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal Cord Injury

Catastrophic injuries such as those affecting the spinal cord can have far-reaching consequences. A lot of people just don’t appreciate the importance of having a functional spinal cord. In an auto accident, particularly due to the awkward and unnatural positioning of the spinal cord, injuries to this part of the body are very common. Even with the best medicine, surgery and technological intervention, spinal cord injuries unfortunately cannot be cured. As a result, individuals with these injuries sadly face a lifetime of complications, some of which we’ll take a look at in this post.

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Here are some of the long-term consequences of spinal cord injury:

  1. Chronic pain

Given the dense population of nerves in the spinal cord, any kind of trauma or injury to this area will inflame said nerves, leading to chronic inflammation which presents as unrelenting pain. As a result, the debilitating pain that spinal cord injury patients experience may stop them from living a full life or engaging in activities that most of us take for granted such as going to the mall, taking your kids out for sports, and even driving the car. Chronic pain may also put you at risk of addiction to pain pills which your doctor will prescribe for you from time to time.

  1. Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical term that refers to loss of bone or skeletal tissue. Osteoporosis is common in spinal cord injury patients due to the atrophy associated with the lack of use of the spine and other related areas. Osteoporosis happens within two years of a spinal injury, and it can cause spinal arthritis as well as limit your movement even further.

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