Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an important contributing factor to morbidity and mortality in the United States.
The spinal cord, the central bundle of nerves extending from the brain and branching peripherally, is responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord is located within the spinal column. Any damage to the spinal column could affect the spinal cord and result in temporary or permanent neurologic impairments. According to a recent study by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 46% of Spinal Cord Injury or Injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, car accidents, or auto accidents.
Spinal cord injury may occur following damage to the spinal column. The spinal column comprises 31 bones called vertebrae: 7 cervical vertebrae (neck), 12 thoracic vertebrae (upper and middle back), 5 lumbar vertebrae (lower back), 5 sacral vertebrae (sacrum), and 2 fused coccygeal vertebrae (coccyx).
Each vertebra comprises a vertebral body and a vertebral arch, which form an enclosed opening (or vertebral foramen). The vertebrae are stacked on top of each other, aligning the vertebral foramen and forming the spinal column.
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