Spinal Cord Injuries Directory
The spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body. These messages allow you to move and to feel touch, among other things. A spinal cord injury stops the flow of messages below the site of the injury. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about spinal cord injury, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Spinal Cord Injury and Pain
Get the basic facts about spinal cord injury from WebMD.
What Is Spina Bifida?
There are several types of this birth defect that affects an infant’s spine. Find out more about them as well as the symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Why Does My Neck Hurt?
Poor posture, the way you sleep, even carrying a heavy bag can leave with you a sore neck. What can you do to relieve the pain? And what can you do to keep it from recurring?
Diagnosing and Treating a Spinal Cord Injury
Get the facts about spinal cord injury from the experts at WebMD.
Cervical Spinal Injury: Treatment and Recovery of Adam Taliaferro of Penn State
Taliaferro tried to tackle Ohio's 231-pound running back, Jerry Westbrooks, on Penn's 16-yard line. His head hit Westbrooks' knee and snapped backward, injuring the column of nerves that make up the spinal cord running down his neck.
How 'Perfect' Care Saved an Athlete
Advances in treatment for spinal injuries offer new hope, and a tantalizing glimpse into the future.