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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See answer below

The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move.
If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move.

In brief: See answer below

The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move.
If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management

In brief: All connected

The spinal cord serves as the pathway for signals between the brain and the nerves that control your muscles.
Spinal cord injuries disrupt these signals and as a result there can be varying levels of weakness or even complete paralysis.

In brief: All connected

The spinal cord serves as the pathway for signals between the brain and the nerves that control your muscles.
Spinal cord injuries disrupt these signals and as a result there can be varying levels of weakness or even complete paralysis.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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