Paralysis After Spinal Cord Injury?
hi, want to ask. my friend suffered from spinal pain 8 years ago. and to this day he is still paralyzed. will he recover or will he be permanently paralyzed? thank you
Hello Deva Syanie Pristina, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
There is a nerve channel located in the spinal region that runs from the neck to the back of the back. Injury to the spinal cord due to an accident, fall, or impact on the spinal region can cause nerve function to be disrupted. The nerves that run on the spine can supply the body parts to move, sensory, to the ability to defecate and urinate.
The location of spinal cord injury will affect the signs and symptoms of the sufferer. If a spinal injury in the hip or chest area can cause paralysis of the lower limbs or legs (paraplegia) and if injuries to the spinal nerves occur more upward (such as in the neck region) then it can cause damage to the weakness of all limbs both the hands and feet (tetraplegia).
Aside from spinal cord injuries, it's important to look for other possible causes such as:
Nucleus pulposus herniation)
Tumors or malignancies in the spinal region
To find out exactly the cause of your friend's complaint and assess whether it will be permanently paralyzed or not, you should be advised to consult a neurologist. Your doctor needs to do a physical examination directly, see the motor strength of the patient, or do a supporting examination to see the condition of the nerves with an MRI examination. If there is indeed damage to the spinal cord then the doctor will usually recommend to do physiotherapy to train the muscle strength of the patient. Hopefully this information can be useful for you. Thank you for your attention.