do spinal injuries always cause some type of paralysis?

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    No, not always. It depends where the injury is and whether the cord itself was damaged. I've had 3 spinal injuries and got a lot of bulging disks that needed attention, but never any paralysis. That includes falling off a ladder onto a pile of broken concrete, where I have a whole lot of pain in my lower back some nasty spasms now and then, but again, no paralysis. If someone you know has been in an accident and you're worried about them, know that doctors are amazing and a little prayer doesn't hurt, either.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No, but the higher the injury on the spine, the greater the chance of paralysis. I think Christopher Reeve damaged the 3rd or 4th cervical vertebrae (C3-4). That is very high on the spine.

  • kirgan
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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