11 doctors weighed in:

Can nerve injury mean the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Nerve injury is different than spinal cord damage.
Spinal cord damage is more severe than nerve injury.

In brief: No

Nerve injury is different than spinal cord damage.
Spinal cord damage is more severe than nerve injury.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See answer below

Nerve injury is the same as nerve damage and implies injury to a peripheral nerve (outside of the cord) that can lead to localized numbness, weakness or burning and tingling sensation.
Spinal cord damage on the other hand is usually much more serious. It is a lesion in the spinal cord that, depending on the severity of the lesion, can lead to paralysis such as tetraplegia or paraplegia.

In brief: See answer below

Nerve injury is the same as nerve damage and implies injury to a peripheral nerve (outside of the cord) that can lead to localized numbness, weakness or burning and tingling sensation.
Spinal cord damage on the other hand is usually much more serious. It is a lesion in the spinal cord that, depending on the severity of the lesion, can lead to paralysis such as tetraplegia or paraplegia.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Terms differ

Nerve injury implys something(trauma, disease) that interfers with the health of a nerve.
It implys there may or may not be loss of function , be temporary or permanent. Damage implys perminent loss of function. "spinal cord damage" localizes the injury/damage to the cord rather than a nerve outside of the cord (like a leg).

In brief: Terms differ

Nerve injury implys something(trauma, disease) that interfers with the health of a nerve.
It implys there may or may not be loss of function , be temporary or permanent. Damage implys perminent loss of function. "spinal cord damage" localizes the injury/damage to the cord rather than a nerve outside of the cord (like a leg).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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