Definitions for "Spinal cord injury"
Damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Causes of damage include trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.), disease (polio), or genetic condition (spina bifida). The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, in most people with SCI, the spinal cord is intact but the damage to it results in loss of functioning.
an acute traumatic lesion of neural elements in the spinal canal, resulting in any degree of deficit in sensory, motor and life functions
Injuries affecting the central nervous system such as partial or total paralysis of the body.
a catastrophic event
a devastating event, both physically and psychologically
a profound life impacting event, which can lead to devastating consequences
Keywords:  emergency, extreme, medical
an extreme medical emergency