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Spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine which fractures or dislocates vertebrae. This damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into the spinal cord tissue. Most injuries to the spinal cord don’t completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the axons, extensions of nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. Injury to the spinal cord can damage a one, few or almost all of these axons.

There are a number of causes to spinal cord trauma, including vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, gunshot wounds and violence. Even aging can cause a spinal cord injury due to the body’s loss of ability to protect the spinal cord with the spinal canal.

Symptoms of spinal cord injury include:

• Breathing difficulties
• Loss of bowel and bladder control
• Numbness
• Sensory changes
• Increased muscle tone
• Pain
• Weakness and paralysis.

A CT scan or MRI of the spine usually shows the location and extent of the damage of the spinal cord. These scans can also reveal other problems like blood clots.

Modern medicine provides no cure for spinal cord injuries. It only tries to cover up symptoms like pain. Other modern tactics include surgery which is very expensive, dangerous and not guaranteed to help. The recovery time of surgeries can also be very long.

Fortunately, natural remedies do exist to help aid spinal cord injuries.

For natural remedies that do not need to be taken constantly like modern medicine, contact Raif Emini,  Licensed Holistic Practitioner, Master of Alternative Medicine, PhD. in Natural Medicine.