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  • damage
  • It aims to improve quality of life by promoting early detection and management, and reducing spinal cord damage and disability. (nice.org.uk)
  • neck
  • The spinal cord is a series of nerves bundled together that are responsible for most functions of the body, including, but not limited to, the "fight or flight" response, the movement of arms and legs, and feeling below the neck. (encyclopedia.com)
  • For example, nerves branching off the spinal cord in the low back control movement of the legs, and nerves branching off the spinal cord at the level of the neck are responsible for most of the movements of the arm. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Compression can develop anywhere along the spinal cord from the neck to the lower spine. (healthline.com)
  • Severe neck injuries with the fracture or dislocation of the beck may damage the spinal cord and cause paralysis. (breyerlaw.com)
  • numbness
  • Thus, depending on which angle the spinal cord is compressed from, a person could experience numbness versus a loss of the ability to control muscles (often seen as an odd limp), depending on which area is compressed. (encyclopedia.com)
  • For example, if the cord compression is in the lower part of the spine, then parts of the legs may be affected with numbness, tingling and loss of power and movement. (encyclopedia.com)
  • upper
  • Similarly, if the problem lies in the upper part of the spinal column , there may be a loss of power and sensation in parts of the arms or hands. (encyclopedia.com)