The spinal cord contains the most sensitive and delicate collection of neurons in the human body. Spinal cord injuries refer to any injury or wound suffered by an individual to the spine or any nearby area. Legally, however, spinal cord injuries only take into account acquired spinal cord injuries suffered by a victim. Connecticut law does not take into consideration congenital diseases or injuries for the purpose of legal cases.
Detecting a spinal cord injury is very significant for the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured victim. However, some medical researchers are suggesting that CT scans may not always successfully detect spinal cord injuries. This can lead to misdiagnosis and hinder the injured victim's recuperation. While CT scans are very successful in discovering any injury to the bone, injuries suffered in ligaments can be undetected in CT scans.