Three Key Stages
When to suspect SCI?
Immediately following an accident or a fall from a height, suspect SCI if one or more of the following red-flag symptoms are present in the injured person:
Three stages need complete attention
Immediately after a possible traumatic spinal cord injury, three broad areas need to be the focus:
# 01 Prevent worsening of the primary pathology (the immediate first damage)
# 02 Management of the injury and prevention of additional complications, as a result of the injury.
# 03 Medical treatment & rehabilitation
In certain cases, all of these may start on the first day itself.