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Spinal Injuries Scotland supports all people with spinal injury including those that arise from neurological conditions or spinal strokes. Since we are not medically trained we don’t provide medical advice but by joining Spinal Injuries Scotland for free you will receive benefits that include our quarterly magazine and invitations to our events.
Below are details of some of the more common other Spinal Conditions we see although there are other conditions that can affect the spine.
Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition where the nerves at the very bottom of the spinal cord become compressed.
Transverse Myelitis is a neurological condition in which the spinal cord is inflamed. The inflammation damages nerve fibres, and causes them to lose their myelin coating leading to decreased electrical conductivity in the central nervous system.
Brown-Séquard syndrome is caused by damage to one half of the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis and loss of proprioception on the same side as the injury or lesion, and loss of pain and temperature sensation on the opposite side as the lesion.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare and serious condition of the peripheral nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system.