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Supposing you have a C7 spinal cord injury. Woud you be considered a quadriplegic?

Supposing you have a C7 spinal cord injury. Woud you be  considered a quadriplegic?

Spinal cord injury: An injury at C7 would affect your hands and arms but the shoulders and upper arms would be intact so this would be a partial quadriplegic depending on how severe C7 was involved. ...Read more

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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

Spinal cord injury is a condition in which a person has damage to the nerves in his spinal cord (which is protected inside the spine from the brain to the tailbone). Injuries such as those from car accidents, climbing accidents, or gunshot wounds often cause paralysis (loss of use of legs, abdominal ...Read more

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Can men with spinal cord injury (c6 and c7) have sexual intercourse?

Can men with spinal cord injury (c6 and c7) have sexual intercourse?

Yes: The goal is provide treatment to achieve and maintain an erection. Erection can be achieve with oral or intraurethral medications. If medications are not effective, erection can be achieved by direct stimulation of the penis, penile vibratory stimulation device or vacuum penile pump device. To maintain erection, patients use a constrictor device or "cock ring." do not use constrictors over 30 min. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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Im suffering from spinal cord injury c6/c7 complete. I can say that my hands function is 70% on its normal my legs are 0%. How to strenghten my legs?

FES: Depending on the completeness of your injury, you may be able to strengthen you legs. Functional electrical stimulation (fes) is a method by which you place elctrodes on the muscles you want to strengthen and a "shock like" signal is transmitted to your muscle-nerves-spinal cord. This will cause your muscles to move. With time your muscles become stronger. ...Read more

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What are the respiratory effects of spinal cord injuries at c7-8?

What are the respiratory effects of spinal cord injuries at c7-8?

Minimal: In such injuries the phrenic nerve remains intact. Only intercostal nerves aren't working; adaptation rapidly develops. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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What kinds of symptoms does someone with a spinal cord injury have?

Paralysis and more: Symptoms of spinal cord injury include: partial or complete paralysis of muscles below the level of injury, loss of sensation below the injury level, and a change in function of the bowel and bladder. Most spinal cord injuries also result in spasticity of the muscles (unless the injury was low in the lumbar spine), accompanied by changes in blood pressure regulation and temperature regulation. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?

Depends: This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord. One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

Numbness, paralysis: Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged and changes below that point. So, the higher up the injury, the more damage is noted. This can be leg numbness or paralysis, the same for arms and if the neck is involved, breathing may be affected. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more

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