What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is when damage has occurred to your spinal cord, a very precious organ that is a key part of your central nervous system. It carries messages responsible for body function to and from your brain and body. 

Damage to your spinal cord can affect your ability to move or feel. It can also affect some of the workings of your inner organs.

This section of SpinalHub will introduce you to your spinal cord and what it does.  It will also help you to understand how your body functions differently now that your spinal cord is damaged.

You can use the topics on the left hand side of the page to navigate your way through this section.

If you want to learn more about how to manage your body after a spinal cord injury you might what to look through the section called 'How to Keep Healthy'.