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The Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

The Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

The effects of a spinal cord injury are dependent on the type and level of the lesion. Effects are seen below the level of a lesion and can present as a reduction or complete:

  • loss of sensation
  • loss of voluntary movement
  • loss of proprioception (awareness of joint position in space)
  • loss of bladder and bowel function
  • loss of sexual function

Individuals also commonly experience:

  • reduced ability to breathe deeply and cough
  • pain
  • muscular spasms
Spinal Cord Injury

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