Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

The brain and spinal cord both make up the central nervous system. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur in tandem with spinal cord injury, causing a host of problems that can affect your entire body.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Acts of violence
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Sports
  • Alcohol-related
  • Disease

Spinal cord injuries are particularly prevalent while driving. According to BrainandSpinalCord.org, 42.1% of brain and spine injuries come from motor vehicle accidents, 26.7% from falls, 15.1% from acts of violence, and 7.6% from sports incidents. Most of us drive every day without considering the risks of debilitating injury.

Brain and spinal cord injuries can severely impact your work performance and employability. Out of all US brain and spinal cord injury patients, only 11.5% are employed and working one year after their injury. Only 35.4% of TMI and spine injury patients are employed 20 years after their injury.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

The most common cause of traumatic brain injury is a substantial blow to the head (head trauma). It can be brought on from foreign objects (bullets, weapons, rocks, etc), as well as bone fragments penetrating brain tissue.

Causes of non-traumatic brain injury include:

  • Stroke
  • Tumors
  • Infections or inflammation
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Cancer and other illnesses

At AVORS, we offer:

Brain and spine injury rehabilitation
Spine injury and disorder treatment
Spinal cord stimulation

We also provide preventive medicine that might make the difference between living with a traumatic brain or spine injury and avoiding potential long-term damage.

Schedule your consultation at AVORS immediately if you’ve experienced a brain or spinal cord injury. We’ll give you the compassionate care you need every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and aftercare.