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What are the chances of regaining feeling and mobility after a spinal cord injury?

What are the chances of regaining feeling and mobility after a spinal cord injury?

David Chen, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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How an individual may present may be similar to another individual, but how they progress, how much they recover, and the extent that they recover can be very different from individual to individual. Obviously, early on after an injury to see some re... Show More

How an individual may present may be similar to another individual, but how they progress, how much they recover, and the extent that they recover can be very different from individual to individual. Obviously, early on after an injury to see some return of neurologic function, or a finding of an individual to be an incomplete injury, with some preservation of either sensation or motor function at the lowest end of the spinal cord, is a very optimistic, a very good prognosis for the potential of return. But even in those situations, it’s hard to determine, and it’s difficult to predict how much will actually return. The earlier you see return of some type of neurologic function, whether it be sensation or motor function, certainly the better the prognosis for return.

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What are the chances of regaining feeling and mobility after a spinal cord injury?

David Chen, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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How an individual may present may be similar to another individual, but how they progress, how much they recover, and the extent that they recover can be very different from individual to individual. Obviously, early on after an injury to see some return of neurologic function, or a finding of an individual to be an incomplete injury, with some preservation of either sensation or motor function at the lowest end of the spinal cord, is a very optimistic, a very good prognosis for the potential of return. But even in those situations, it’s hard to determine, and it’s difficult to predict how much will actually return. The earlier you see return of some type of neurologic function, whether it be sensation or motor function, certainly the better the prognosis for return.

What are the chances of regaining feeling and mobility after a spinal cord injury?
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