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Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Spinal cord injury
Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better c7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair c6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides.

In brief: Spinal cord injury
Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better c7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair c6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: The one at the
Higher level in the spinal cord is always worse so in this case it would be c6 as it leads to less functional neural tissue.

In brief: The one at the
Higher level in the spinal cord is always worse so in this case it would be c6 as it leads to less functional neural tissue.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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