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Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Many types of trauma can cause an acute spinal cord injury. The more common types occur when the area of the spine or neck is bent or compressed.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Body
A spinal cord injury can keep your brain and body from communicating normally. If you've had a spinal cord injury, you may need surgery or other treatments to address the injury.
Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal cord compression is caused by any condition that puts pressure on your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that carries messages back and forth from your brain to your muscles and other soft tissues.