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Discs are small circular cushions between the vertebrae (bones) in the spine. A ruptured, or herniated, disc happens when discs in the spine bulge from their proper place. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
This online resource, provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides extensive information about spinal cord injuries, including possible treatments, details about current research being done, and a listing of related organizations.
NeurosurgeryToday provides a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and spinal cord injury.
The NARIC site collects more than 75,000 resources, including organizations, agencies, internet resources, reports, and research projects.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after a traumatic event. PTSD has also been called shell shock or battle fatigue. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors. About 20 to 40% of people who recover from polio will later develop PPS. Learn more about possible risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Bacterial meningitis, also known as spinal meningitis, is first caused by an upper respiratory tract infection which travels through the blood stream to the brain. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
A bed sore, also known as a pressure sore, is a lesion that develops on the skin and underlying tissues due to unrelieved pressure usually over a bony prominence. Learn more about possible causes, risk factors, and treatments for this condition.
Urinary incontenence is the loss of voluntary bladder control leading to urine leakage. It can be temporary or chronic. Incontinence is a symptom, not a condition in and of itself. Learn more about what urinary incontinence can indicate.
A listing of topics and conditions related to brains, nerves, and spinal cord at Medline.
Find information about spinal cord injury types, causes, symptoms, first aid, and prevention.
Injury or disease to a person's nervous system can affect the ability to move a particular part of the body. This reduced motor ability is called paralysis. Paraplegia is paralysis of both legs or both arms. Quadriplegia is paralysis of both legs and both arms. Learn more about possible causes and treatments for this condition.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides a helpful and thorough explanation of how research is being used to improve the lives of persons with spinal cord injury.
Trauma is a serious injury or shock to the body caused by a physical force such as violence or an accident. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Paralysis, also known as paraplegia, is the term used to describe the body's loss of movement and/or feeling as a result of damage or trauma to the nervous system. The condition involves complete or partial paralysis of the legs and/or trunk of the body, but not the arms. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
The Paralysis Resource Guide is a free, 336-page book, intended as a comprehensive information tool for people affected by paralysis and those who care for them.
FacingDisability.com brings you the voices of experience. It is a place on the web where you can see and hear the most important answers to the questions we've all asked. We have more than 1,000 videos.