A 19-year-old male asked:
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can whiplash cause paralysis and loos of legs and arms movement permenantly,because my neurosurgeon said like that?

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Rarely: Less than 1 percent of patients with whiplash can develop neurologic deficits and that is when there is such severe whiplash that the cervical spine is involved and has been injured as well. If you are having these symptoms, there are other causes, and an MRI of cervical spine should be done urgently but that has likely been done considering you have seen a neurosurgeon already.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Said that yes: Your neurosurgeon is a trained person if, after examination said that , meant injury is in spinal cord , will be permanent as upper motor nerve will nor regenerate . Nerve roots and peripheral nerves will regenerate . Speak to your doctors , if you do not understand tell them you did not , get explanation.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016
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