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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not by itself

Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame.
Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc.

In brief: Not by itself

Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame.
Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not directly

No not directly.

In brief: Not directly

No not directly.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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