Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). The spinal cord begins at the occipital bone and extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral column. It is around 45 cm (18 in) in men and around 43 cm (17 in) long in women. Also, the spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 1/2 inch thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 1/4 inch thick in the thoracic area.
Posts about Spinal Cord
  • What Are Some Common Personal Injuries?

    …, and teeth. All of these injuries can require costly treatment and extensive recovery time. Back and Spine Injuries The back has many parts that may be injured, including muscles, bones, joints, and the spinal cord, which is integral in facilitating basic movement and functioning. Many types of back injuries can cause excruciating pain and can…

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  • Spina Bifida Birth Injuries

    … or more vertebrae but does no apparent damage to the spinal cord. Posterior Meningocele is a type of spina bifida where the bones start to protrude from the spinal opening. Myelomeningocele (AKA meningomyelocele) is where parts of the spinal column protrude through the back, sometimes appearing to be a sac covered by skin, and often results…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Winter Sports Accidents in Illinois

    … and lacerations. Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries from snowboarding or skiing accidents can range from mild injuries like cuts and sprains to severe, disabling injuries like head and spinal cord trauma. They may even result in death. Common causes of these accidents include: Collisions on the slopes with other skiers/snowboarders Collisions…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    … spark tissue damage which may necessitate therapy to prevent chronic pain. Spinal Cord Injuries : When the spinal cord is compressed or severed, spinal cord injuries arise. In many cases, spinal cord injuries are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention and long-term treatment plans that are very costly. Head Injuries : A head…

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  • Types of Expert Witnesses Used in Personal Injury Cases

    … toxicologists use a panel in order to ensure the testimony of the experience is based on evidence, is objective, and reflects current toxicology standards. Neurologist Neurology experts may provide testimony on a variety of topics relating to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Oftentimes, a neurologist may be needed to testify to the degree of your…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Dallas Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

    … death, permanent (severe) functional disability, or severe impairment. Catastrophic injuries often involve the spine, the spinal cord, or the brain (including skull or spinal fractures), and result in a permanent injury that prevents the injured party from performing any type of gainful work. In most cases, a catastrophic injury can leave a person…

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  • Auto Collisions and Chest Injuries

    … and severe pain over the injury site. People may have trouble breathing deeply and may experience increased pain when they try to do so. Sternal fractures may also cause injuries to organs underneath the sternum. In some cases, a fractured sternum is also associated with fractures to the ribs or injuries to the spinal cord as well. Contact…

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  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    … If you are experiencing back pain after a car accident, it can be indicative of a serious injury. Back pain is a common symptom of whiplash, spinal cord injury, rib fracture, disc herniation, or other physical ailments. According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S., accounting…

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  • How to Prevent Your Child From Texting and Driving

    … happening. A serious accident can result in physical deformities, head trauma, spinal cord damage, and even life-threatening injuries. If you or your family recently suffered a car accident injury in the Chicago area, you may need guidance from an experienced personal injury attorney. Staver Law Group’s knowledgeable legal team has decades…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
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