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Spinal Cord Injury Effect On Brain: Levels, Symptoms & Treatment

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to any part of the spinal cord, the bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down the vertebral column, or disease.

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“Spinal cord injury is basically any trauma to the spinal cord that interrupts the flow of [electrical] information from the brain to wherever the nerves are going,” said Dr. Salvatore Insinga, chief of neurosurgery at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York.

The injury can prevent motor signals from reaching the muscles, resulting in paralysis, or sensory information from reaching the brain. “It’s a two-way conduit,” Insinga told Live Science.

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