Spinal cord injury T1-L5 paraplegia By nicholas rouse

Lumbar injuries:

Patients with a lumbar spinal cord injury can be independent and care for their own needs. Many are able to move around in a wheelchair and may even be able to walk for short distances. Weakness is the main issue with patients who experience lumbar nerve injuries, so recovery can be long.

Lumbar spinal cord damage may be complete or incomplete and could affect one or both sides of the body. The completeness of the spinal cord injury will determine how severe the damage is, and symptoms will be for the person.

Symptoms:

-Muscle weakness or paralysis in the trunk, arms or legs

-Loss of feeling in the trunk, arms, or legs

-Muscle spasticity

-Breathing problems

-Problems with heart rate and blood pressure

-Digestive problems

-Loss of bowel and bladder function

-Sexual dysfunction

Causes:

-trama like car accidents, falls, or sports injuries

-tumours that are both benign and meulignant

-spinal infection (acute or chronic)

Sources:

SpinalCord.com. "Lumbar (L1 - L5) Spinal Cord Injuries." SpinalCord.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

"Spinal Cord Injury." Spinal Cord Injury | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

"Levels of Injury - Understanding Spinal Cord Injury." Levels of Injury - Understanding Spinal Cord Injury. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

"Spinal Cord Injury and Compression Information Page." Patient. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017

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