The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has teamed up with Dr Matt & Dr Mike from the Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University to present a series of educational videos about the spinal cord and spinal cord injury.
Episode 1 - Spinal Cord Overview
In this video, Dr Mike explains the structure and function of the spinal cord. It includes the spinal nerves, sensory and motor signals, and the various tracts used to transmit signals in the spinal cord.
Episode 2 - Sensation (Touch, Pain and Temperature)
In this video, Dr Mike explains how sensory information is sent to the brain via the spinal cord. He discusses how touch signals travels to the brain differently compared to pain and temperature.
Episode 3 - Movement and Reflexes
In this video, Dr Mike explains how signals for movement are sent from the brain to the muscles of the body via the spinal cord through upper and lower motor neurons. He also demonstrates a simple spinal reflex.
Episode 4 - Cells of the Spinal Cord
In this video, Dr Matt explains the functions of the different types of cells in the spinal cord.
Episode 5 - Brown Sequard Syndrome
In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens when a spinal cord injury occurs on one side of the spinal cord (hemi-lesion). He discusses what the symptoms will be below the level of injury, including touch, pain, temperature, and movement.
Episode 6 - Motor Neuron Injury
In this video, Dr Mike explains the different manifestations of upper motor neuron vs. lower motor neuron damage.
Episode 7 - Autonomic Dysreflexia
In this video, Dr Mike explains the cause of autonomic dysreflexia and its signs and symptoms.
Episode 8 - Spinal Cord Injury | Levels of injury
In this video, Dr Matt explains why different levels of spinal cord injury cause different symptoms.
Episode 9 - Spinal Cord Injury | What happens in the spinal cord after injury?
In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens to the spinal cord after injury. He divides injury into primary and secondary phases, highlighting the cellular and molecular changes that occur in the spinal cord from minutes to months after injury. He also, explains how researchers are trying to combat different events within this process.
Episode 10 - Nerve Regeneration | Spinal Cord vs Peripheral Nerves
Nerve Regeneration | Spinal Cord vs Peripheral Nerves In this video, Dr Matt explains why spinal cord injuries generally dont regenerate as efficiently as peripheral nerves.