How does central cord syndrome affect me?
Central cord syndrome blocks the communication of the nerves between your brain and the parts of your body below the injury. CCS affects your cortical spinal tract, a pathway of your spinal cord that carries nerve impulses that help you move. The nerves traveling down your spinal cord are also organized with the nerves that go to your arm located in the inner part, and the nerves going to your legs on the outer part. Damage to the central part of your spinal cord will damage nerves going to your arms more than your legs. In addition, you may have numbness and difficulty walking.