A 51-year-old member asked:
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How can the spinal injury affect the body ?

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Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: If you have a spinal cord injury, then depending of the level of your injury; cervical vs thoracic vs injury, you will have affected mobility, muscle tone, and other autonomic (bladder, bowel function) impairments.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014

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Get checked: If you are having symtpoms and given the nature of your fall it would be worthwhile getting checked.

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