What are the implications of tethered cord for adults with spina bifida?
Tethered cord is one of the most prevalent causes of loss of function and physical deterioration in adults with sb. It is caused by sections of the spinal cord tissue adhering to scar tissue in the area of the spinal lesion. Most people who have had a lesion repaired surgically after birth will have some degree of tethering. However this tethering can cause further damage to the spinal nerves.