Spinal Cord Injuries

Most of us are lucky enough to go through life without ever paying mind to the continuous stream of messages between brain and body—unless we or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury.

The message stream between brain and body is conducted via the spinal cord a central bundle of nerves within the spinal column. The flow of two-way messages contains the sensory information and instructions that control all of our bodily functions, including:

  • Muscle control

  • Breathing

  • Blood pressure and blood flow

  • Bladder and bowel movements

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