A 35-year-old member asked:
what are the ways that people become paraplegic without having a spinal accident?
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Paraplegic: A 'paraplegic' can have a spinal cord injury e.g. Due to spinal cord infarct (like a stroke of the spinal cord) or perhaps the formation of a syrinx (fluid collection inside the cord putting pressure from the inside). Also herniated discs can cause it, but these situations are rare... What symptoms does the patient have?
Answered on Jul 20, 2013
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