The blood supply to the spinal cord is made through a complex system of blood vessels.
The so-called spinal stroke occurs due to the interruption of normal blood flow to the spinal cord. The result is tissue damage and the cessation of the transmission of necessary signals (nerve impulses) along the spinal cord.
Spinal cord injury usually occurs in the anterior spinal artery.
Spinal cord injury is the result of an obstruction (thrombus) of normal blood flow. In this case, it is called ischemic spinal cord. If it is due to bleeding, it is called hemorrhagic spinal cord.
The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. Nerve stimuli from the brain are transported along the spinal cord and control the movement of the limbs and the function of organs such as the bladder and intestine. The peripheral nervous system, that is, the network of nerves outside the central nervous system, carries messages from the central nervous system to the rest of the body.
The symptoms of a spinal cord injury depend on the part of the spinal cord where the lesion is located. The most common symptoms are:
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