The level of injury:
Spinal cord levels of injury are named according to the corresponding vertebra and spinal nerve exiting from the spinal canal in that area.
For example, you may hear your doctors talk about a C6 level. This means the spinal cord is injured at the level of the backbone’s sixth cervical (neck) vertebra.
Muscles and other organs:
Likewise, injuries at the:
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Check out the blog post What Are the Levels of Spinal Cord Injury? on UPMC HealthBeat to learn more about spinal cord level of injury!