The spinal cord is the large tether of nerve fibers that travels down the spine from the head to the tailbone. The spinal cord branches off at the “nerve roots” into the various local nerve systems that control all the parts of the body. The spinal cord may be damaged by various spinal disorders such as spinal injury, spinal stenosis, spinal disc herniation (“slipped disc”) and other spine disorders. Direct attack of the spinal cord occurs in demyelination disorders, multiple sclerosis, single sclerosis, etc. Read more about: Spinal cord disorders, Spinal disorders
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