Some Pennsylvania residents may suffer from impaired movement due to an incomplete spinal cord injury. The most common form of this type of injury is called central cord syndrome, and it typically affects the use of the arms and hands. Central cord syndrome is frequently caused by trauma such as an automobile accident or a contact sports injury. However, some sufferers developed the condition as their vertebrae weakened over time.
The amount of impairment caused by this type spinal cord injury varies, and it depends largely on the amount of trauma experienced by the neck and back. Symptoms of central cord syndrome range from a partial loss of sensation in the fingers and arms and impaired fine control to a complete loss of movement. Other symptoms include burning, tingling and a persistent ache.