In case of a spinal cord injury, neurotransmitter imbalances may occur. Neurotransmitters are essentially chemicals that transmit signals across a chemical synapse. Besides these, a spinal cord injury will also result in partial or complete paralysis and loss of motor coordination.
The most common cause of spinal cord injury is physical trauma. This can occur as a result of falls, vehicular accidents, sports injuries, gunshot wounds or blunt force trauma. Explore more about spinal cord injuries or any other related topics by registering at BYJU’S.