Spinal Nerve Damage Symptoms

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Alternative Names

Spinal cord injury; Compression of spinal cord; SCI; Cord compression


Symptoms

Symptoms vary somewhat depending on the location of the injury. Spinal cord injury causes weakness and sensory loss at and below the point of the injury. The severity of symptoms depends on whether the entire cord is severely injured (complete) or only partially injured (incomplete).

The spinal cord doesn't go below the 1st lumbar vertebra, so injuries at and below this level do not cause spinal cord...

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