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What does it mean to have an acute spinal cord injury?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve damage

An acute spinal cord injury refers to nerve damage involving the spinal cord-- this is the large bundle of nerves that carries impulses to the arms, legs, and trunk for muscle control, as well as relays sensory information from the same areas to the brain for feeling pain, temperature, & other sensations.
Cord injury impairs these functions. Severity depends on the extent & location of the injury.

In brief: Nerve damage

An acute spinal cord injury refers to nerve damage involving the spinal cord-- this is the large bundle of nerves that carries impulses to the arms, legs, and trunk for muscle control, as well as relays sensory information from the same areas to the brain for feeling pain, temperature, & other sensations.
Cord injury impairs these functions. Severity depends on the extent & location of the injury.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: It means it happened

Suddenly and it is recent and there is some type of damage to the nerve tissues that can be causing a wide range of symptoms and/or findings ranging from some tingling to complete paralysis.

In brief: It means it happened

Suddenly and it is recent and there is some type of damage to the nerve tissues that can be causing a wide range of symptoms and/or findings ranging from some tingling to complete paralysis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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