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Are there different types of spinal cord injury?

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There are two kinds of spinal cord injury -- complete and incomplete. In a complete injury, a person loses all ability to feel and voluntarily move below the level of the injury. In an incomplete injury, there is some function or feeling below the injury.

From: Spinal Cord Injury and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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