Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Written by Edward C. Benzel, MD

Spinal cord injury (SCI) symptoms vary depending on the cause and location of the SCI. Spinal cord injury is much more than damage to the spinal cord. SCI can affect the body's movement, sensation, and organ function.
It's important to remember that SCI symptoms vary from case to case. A relatively mild spine cord injury may cause a few symptoms that resolve over time. Even severe cases of SCI don't all have the same symptoms, and over time, those symptoms may lessen.
You can read the list below for possible symptoms associated with SCI:

Paralysis is a common symptom related to SCI. The types of paralysis associated with a spinal cord injury are:

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