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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Very: It can lead to paralysis. It needs to be managed by an expert in an appropriate setting.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get another injury: If u get another injury.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal cord injury: Is an injury to the actual cord of portions of neurons that extend from the base of your brain down the spinal canal and send the nerves to the rest o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple ways: A thorough history, physical examination, and review of the appropriate imaging studies can lead to a diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Sometimes furt ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal cord injury: A spinal cord injury where the spinal cord was completely cut in two such that the bottom part can no longer communicate with the top part. This is th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No but lots to do!: A spinal cord injury cannot be cured but a good rehabilitation program can manage symptoms and help the person return to the most active lifestyle pos ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Well not really: Of course you can have injury only to your cord but usually since there is a very heavily muscled and ligamentous and bony structures surrounding you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve damage: An acute spinal cord injury refers to nerve damage involving the spinal cord-- this is the large bundle of nerves that carries impulses to the arms, l ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair ... Read More
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