Spinal cord injuries result from external trauma causing damage to the cord. The following symptoms vary, depending on the site and extent of the spinal cord damage:

  • Loss of movement and sensation in affected arms or legs
  • Loss of urinary and bowel control
  • Loss of normal blood pressure
  • Loss of body-temperature control
  • Constipation
  • Impaired sexual function

Spinal Cord Injury patients are classified on their level of spine injury.