The number of people walking with their legs in a straight line is the oldest, most important, and most consistent indicator of the health of the spine.
But a recent study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry found that people who had suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, as well as those who suffered other severe trauma, were more likely to suffer a severe spinal injury than people who weren’t.
The study involved more than 5,000 people who suffered severe spinal injuries in the US, including spinal cord injuries.
Researchers found that among people who were most severely injured, people who did not have a previous history of spinal cord injury were at greater risk of developing a severe and lifelong disability.
More than a decade ago, researchers in Denmark began to see a similar pattern in the spinal cord of patients with multiple sclerosis.
In that study, they found that patients who had spinal cord or spinal cord-related injuries had a significantly higher risk of death from all causes compared to people who hadn’t had a spinal cord trauma.
But the most dramatic findings were found in people with multiple spinal cord, or spinal, injuries who had been admitted to a hospital in the past year.
That finding was particularly important, as it suggested that chronic neurological injuries may play a role in the increased risk of multiple sclerosis over time.
Since the study was conducted, other researchers have followed up on the data to try to understand why that association was found, said Dr. Peter Bouchard, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who was not involved in the new study.
“I’m really excited that this study provides an explanation of why we are seeing an association in this group,” he said.
There are two main reasons that spinal cord fractures are more common in people who have spinal cord damage, he said, including the fact that the structure of the vertebral column is very similar to that of the knee, and because the spinal cords of these injuries are very similar.
Researchers found that those with a spinal injury were more than four times more likely than the control group to develop a serious spinal injury in their lifetime.
In people who didn’t have a spinal trauma, the risk was much lower, but it was still significantly higher than in people whose spinal cord had been severed.
“We are seeing a relationship between spinal cord loss and subsequent disability and mortality,” Bouchards said.
That is, the more severe the spinal injury, the higher the risk of disability and death.
In addition, people with spinal cord and spinal cord related injuries were more frequently hospitalized for injuries related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease that causes memory loss and depression.
The researchers found that CTE patients were more often than controls were also more likely on long-term disability and were at higher risk for developing dementia.
The more severe their spinal cord was, the greater their risk of having an additional disability.
The data suggests that if you have a history of a traumatic brain event, such as a head injury or an amputation, and have suffered a long-lasting disability, your risk of a chronic neurological disease such as CTE may increase, said Bouchar.
Although Bouches study has not looked at other groups of people, he did note that it is not surprising that patients with a history the most severe spinal cord losses have a higher risk.
In general, there is a lot of evidence that people with a brain injury are at greater, but not necessarily higher, risk for multiple sclerosis, said Robert Boulton, a neurosurgeon at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
However, he also noted that this new study was observational, and the data could be misleading.
“It’s not like we’re finding something out that we wouldn’t have found otherwise,” Boulons said.
“What we’re really trying to say is, ‘Do we know whether it’s a cause of multiple, or whether it might just be a symptom of it?'”
It is unclear if the findings in this new analysis could help people with the disease, he added.
The authors of the new paper are reporting their findings in the December issue of Neurological Disorders.