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What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord.
One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord.
One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology
In brief: See answer below
There is a broad variety of different spinal cord injuries depending on the severity and location of the injury and the list of symptoms is even broader and depends on the specific injury type.
Resulting symptoms can be loss of motor control and sensation in two or four limbs, neurogenic bladder and bowel and the list goes on...

In brief: See answer below
There is a broad variety of different spinal cord injuries depending on the severity and location of the injury and the list of symptoms is even broader and depends on the specific injury type.
Resulting symptoms can be loss of motor control and sensation in two or four limbs, neurogenic bladder and bowel and the list goes on...
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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