Spinal injury

  • Alternative Names

    Neck injury


    Symptoms

    Symptoms of a spinal cord injury may include:

    • Head that is in an unusual position
    • Numbness or tingling that spreads down an arm or leg
    • Weakness
    • Difficulty walking
    • Paralysis (loss of movement) of arms or legs
    • No bladder or bowel control
    • Shock (pale, clammy skin; bluish lips and fingernails; acting dazed or semiconscious)
    • Lack of alertness (unconsciousness)
    • Stiff neck, headache, or neck pain