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What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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