Is sciatica a form spinal cord injury?

No. Spinal Cord Injury is very different than sciatica. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist that can discuss this in more detail for you.
No. It is not an injury to the spinal cord it is injury to a nerve root usually from a disc herniation. Very different from spinal cord injury.

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Is sciatica a spinal cord injury?

No. Sciatica is a pain symptom of a pinched nerve in the spine. Spinal cord injury is an actual/potential damage to the spinal cord resulting in a sensory or motor deficit. The two are very different. Speak with your doctor if you are concerned about either. Read more...
No. Sciatica refers to a irritation or compression of a lower lumbar nerve root. This is also referred to as a radiculopathy. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Is sciatica a type of spinal cord injury?

Sciatica. The sciatic nerves arise from the branches of l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) and s3. When these branches of these nerves come together they form the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve arises from each of these five nerves, often any one of these nerves can present also with the symptoms of sciatica. This nerve is considered a peripheral nerve, not a spinal cord nerve. Read more...
No. Sciatica is a general term for pain that travels into the leg. This is often due to a nerve root in the spine being irritated or inflamed. Read more...
No. Sciatica is due pinched or irritated nerve root typically ask it exits the spine. Spinal cord injury is usually much higher in the spine than where typical sciatica takes place. This injury is not a nerve root issue it is actually compression or irritation of the spinal cord. Read more...

How serious is acute spinal cord injury?

Very. It can lead to paralysis. It needs to be managed by an expert in an appropriate setting. Read more...
Very . All spinal cord injuries that are acute are considered serious and must be carefully assessed not only in terms of the spinal cord injury itself but also in terms of the stability of the spine and whether there are any other coexisting injuries to the patient. Read more...

Can you tell me what a spinal cord injury is?

Spinal cord injury. Is an injury to the actual cord of portions of neurons that extend from the base of your brain down the spinal canal and send the nerves to the rest of your body from the brain. The actual injury can be numerous mechanisms, from anything from trauma to infection to infarct, severing communication of some degree from your brain to the levels below the injury. Read more...

Can there be any way to cure a spinal cord injury?

No but lots to do! A spinal cord injury cannot be cured but a good rehabilitation program can manage symptoms and help the person return to the most active lifestyle possible. The activities the person will be able to do depend on what part of the spine was affected (level of injury). Read more...

What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

Numbness, paralysis. Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged and changes below that point. So, the higher up the injury, the more damage is noted. This can be leg numbness or paralysis, the same for arms and if the neck is involved, breathing may be affected. Read more...

What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

See answer below. Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair to a bed, to a couch, to a car, to a shower bench, and back into the wheelchair. Sliding boards are initially used to make the transfers easier. Read more...

How to determine what level of injury you are if you had a spinal cord injury?

Ask physician. The level of injury is determined during physical examination. There are some nuances to it but generally speaking the level is at the part of the body where muscle control and sensation is normal. People with complete injuries have no muscle control or sensation below the injury. People with incomplete injuries have function and sensation that are not normal below the level of injury. Read more...
"ASIA" Exam. In spinal cord injury there are key muscles and sensory regions, that are graded either intact or impaired/absent. The highest level that has all of these intact is often described as the level of injury, using the INSCIS or "ASIA" exam EX. C7= at C7 all motor and sensory is intact. This is different than the anatomic level where the physical insult occurred. Ask your Dr to perform one. Read more...

I was wondering what are the neurologocal defects associated with spinal cord injury?

Variable. It can range from simple tingling to complete numbness and weakness as well as loss of bowel and bladder function. Basically you cannot move that part of the body below the spinal cord injury. Read more...