What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

Numbness, paralysis. Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged and changes below that point. So, the higher up the injury, the more damage is noted. This can be leg numbness or paralysis, the same for arms and if the neck is involved, breathing may be affected.

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What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?

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... Read more...
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. Read more...