Spinal Cord Injuries are life-changing. Your spinal cord consists of many nerves running down your spine connected to your brain stem. Damage to just one of those nerves could radiate pain to many different parts of your body. If you have been injured in an accident and are experiencing numbness, tingling, shooting sensations, or headaches you may have suffered a spinal cord injury.
Fractured Vertebrae (VCFs) occur when the bony block or vertebral body in the spine collapses, which can lead to severe pain, deformity, and loss of height. These fractures more commonly occur in the thoracic spine (the middle portion of the spine), especially in the lower part. (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
A Herniated Disc is a fragment of the disc nucleus that is pushed out of the annulus, into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture in the annulus. Discs that become herniated usually are in an early stage of degeneration. The spinal canal has limited space, which is inadequate for the spinal nerve and the displaced herniated disc fragment. Due to this displacement, the disc presses on spinal nerves, often producing pain, which may be severe. (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)