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Is temporary paralysis possible after having spinal injury?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes temporay

Sometimes injury causes spine "shock" or swelling and paralysis may resolve when it goes away.
A little healing may occur even in severe cases and a cord only crushed a little may improve on its own or after decompression surgery of bone, ruptured disk tumor or whatever else might be crushing it. High dose steroids a given early give it a better chance. Rehabilitation also may help greatly.

In brief: Sometimes temporay

Sometimes injury causes spine "shock" or swelling and paralysis may resolve when it goes away.
A little healing may occur even in severe cases and a cord only crushed a little may improve on its own or after decompression surgery of bone, ruptured disk tumor or whatever else might be crushing it. High dose steroids a given early give it a better chance. Rehabilitation also may help greatly.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Yes and a full recovery can be seen.

In brief: Yes

Yes and a full recovery can be seen.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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