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If you fall down a flight of stairs, can you become paralyzed or lose your ability to walk?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A neck fracture or dislocations/ubluxation jumped facets misaligning the neck can lead to spinal cord injury falls and mva are common ways to get this injury.

In brief: Yes
A neck fracture or dislocations/ubluxation jumped facets misaligning the neck can lead to spinal cord injury falls and mva are common ways to get this injury.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Yes, it is possible.
It depends on many things like age, weight, physical condition, how you land, how far (how many flights or steps). It also depends on the size of the channel for your spinal cord and nerves (varies from person to person, and can be narrowed by degeneration, aging, arthritis). If you have a condition that affects balance, take extra precautions to reduce the risk of falls.

In brief: Depends
Yes, it is possible.
It depends on many things like age, weight, physical condition, how you land, how far (how many flights or steps). It also depends on the size of the channel for your spinal cord and nerves (varies from person to person, and can be narrowed by degeneration, aging, arthritis). If you have a condition that affects balance, take extra precautions to reduce the risk of falls.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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