3 doctors weighed in:
How could spinal injuries affect your emotions?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In many ways
A spine injury can range from minor to catastrophic.
If there is spinal cord injury, a person will go through the same stages as someone losing a loved one to death: grief, anger, denial, depression, bargaining, and (hopefully) acceptance. Even less devastating spinal injuries can lead one down a similar path. It is normal, and getting support from friends, family, and professionals can help.

In brief: In many ways
A spine injury can range from minor to catastrophic.
If there is spinal cord injury, a person will go through the same stages as someone losing a loved one to death: grief, anger, denial, depression, bargaining, and (hopefully) acceptance. Even less devastating spinal injuries can lead one down a similar path. It is normal, and getting support from friends, family, and professionals can help.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Thank
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: If one is in pain
For 6 months or more, one can become depressed.

In brief: If one is in pain
For 6 months or more, one can become depressed.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors