Non-operative spinal cord injury treatment

A spinal cord injury is any injury that damages the spinal cord. Car accidents, falls, and even sports injuries can damage the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injury is a major medical emergency and requires immediate hospital care. Non-surgical care may be given to start, including injecting steroids into the spinal cord to reduce inflammation. Reducing the inflammation helps prevent additional damage to cells.

Spinal cord surgery is often the next step.