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What is the meaning of leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Can be the cause

Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury.
A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis be made so that the proper treatment can be rendered.

In brief: Can be the cause

Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury.
A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis be made so that the proper treatment can be rendered.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Leg weakness

After a trauma, there can be many reasons that make people not move around well; true weakness can occur due to muscle trauma, but possibly also from a spinal cord trauma if there was indeed true neck injury.
Speak about this with you local doctor and have a good neurological exam done. Combined with the imaging studies and the exam, proper diagnosis can be made. Good luck!

In brief: Leg weakness

After a trauma, there can be many reasons that make people not move around well; true weakness can occur due to muscle trauma, but possibly also from a spinal cord trauma if there was indeed true neck injury.
Speak about this with you local doctor and have a good neurological exam done. Combined with the imaging studies and the exam, proper diagnosis can be made. Good luck!
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Thank
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