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Does c spinal cord injury affects brain function?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Spinal cord injury affects portions of the body b elow the site of the injury.
The brain is not affected, but these injuries are frequently very disturbing and sometimes dangerous. The person suffering from this can be depressed and needing of assistance in many other ways.

In brief: No
Spinal cord injury affects portions of the body b elow the site of the injury.
The brain is not affected, but these injuries are frequently very disturbing and sometimes dangerous. The person suffering from this can be depressed and needing of assistance in many other ways.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Only if head injury
A cervical spinal cord injury should not directly affect brain function.
However, the forces involved in a neck injury are often powerful enough to cause head injury as well. It is common to see concussion or closed head injury alongside cervical spinal cord injury. If there is any question about possible brain injury, consider a head ct scan or a cognitive eval by a speech-language pathologist.

In brief: Only if head injury
A cervical spinal cord injury should not directly affect brain function.
However, the forces involved in a neck injury are often powerful enough to cause head injury as well. It is common to see concussion or closed head injury alongside cervical spinal cord injury. If there is any question about possible brain injury, consider a head ct scan or a cognitive eval by a speech-language pathologist.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: No
A cervical spinal cord injury will not alter the function of the brain.

In brief: No
A cervical spinal cord injury will not alter the function of the brain.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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