Your spinal cord consists of nerves that carry impulses between your brain and the rest of your body. Rings of bone known as vertebrae surround your spinal cord. A spinal cord injury occurs if you experience trauma directly to the nerves or the vertebrae around your spinal cord.
A car accident can upset your life in the blink of an eye. One moment, you have regular employment and your finances in order; the next, you are not sure how you will cover your medical bills and when, if ever, you will be able to return to work.
The nerves in your body control involuntary functions, senses and movements, and are essential for almost every activity in your daily life. From regulation of your blood pressure and heart rate to pain sensations in your skin, your nerves affect your entire system.