Spinal Cord Injury

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 10 : Spinal Cord Disability/ Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Results from accidents, complications before or during birth process, violence (gunshot wounds) and spinal tumors. They may be unable to move their arms or legs. Unable to feel any sensation below the injured area and lose bowel and bladder control, have breathing problem.


Spinal cord injury (SCI) can sometimes lead to lifelong disabilities. This kind of injury mostly occurs due to severe accidents. The injury can be either complete or incomplete. In an incomplete injury, the message conveyed by the spinal cord is not completely lost, Where as a complete injury results in a total dis-functioning of the sensory organs. In some cases spinal cord disability can be a birth defect.

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