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Spinal Cord Injuries in Infants

Here is what you should know about birth injury in regard to spinal cord injuries.

Some of the worst types of injuries are those involving the brain and spinal cord, and this is especially true when they fall under the category of birth injuries. Because of how vulnerable infants are, even a small injury to the spinal cord could create lifelong repercussions. Here is what you should know about birth injury in regard to spinal cord injuries.

Causes 

Complications during delivery are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in infants. If too much force is applied to extract the child, then it can extend the head, neck, or torso area, which could lead to spinal cord injury. In particular, injuries can affect the baby’s spinal axis or Brachial Plexus nerve.

Symptoms

Your child could experience symptoms of spinal cord damage throughout their life. Some of the many symptoms of spinal cord injuries include numbness or loss of sensation, stinging pain, spasms, and unusual reflexes, and difficulty breathing or controlling the bladder. The best thing to do if your child appears to be suffering from these symptoms is to have them see a different doctor or a second opinion on your condition.

Impact

The difficult truth about spinal cord injuries is that they can have devastating effects. Especially when the injury occurs to a baby, the impact is severe. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, physical and intellectual disabilities, and even wrongful death. In many cases, if the child survives, then they may suffer a chronic condition for their entire lives.

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