How do I know if I have Spinal Trauma?

What Causes Spinal Trauma?

Spinal trauma can occur for multiple reasons. The most common are:

  • Traumatic impact to the spine that crushes, dislocates, fractures, or compresses bones in the spine
  • An injury that penetrates and cuts the spinal cord
  • Falls or accidents
  • Underlying conditions from untreated conditions that weaken, dislocate or are not stabilized

What Are Symptoms of Spinal Trauma?

Symptoms for spinal trauma depend on where they are located within the spine. Common symptoms that indicate you’re experiencing spinal trauma are:

  • Weakness or paralyzation in arms or legs
  • Numbness in your body below where the spinal damage occurred
  • Falls or accidents
  • Trouble with bladder and bowel control

How is Spinal Trauma treated?

Dr. Jenkins will review your spine history and create a unique surgical treatment plan to alleviate the pain you’re experiencing due to spinal trauma. Jenkins NeuroSpine performs both maximally invasive and minimally invasive procedures for spinal stabilization and treatment of spinal compression. This includes thoracoscopic instrumentation, as well as minimally invasive approaches to the spine of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions, and other techniques.

Dr. Jenkins is a strong believer in early intervention for spinal stabilization and mobilization to speed recovery after spinal trauma. Jenkins NeuroSpine performs surgery or other non-surgical procedures for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral fractures, as well as to decompress epidural hematomas, treat herniated disks, and repair spinal instability or dislocations.