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What happens when the spinal cord is injured?

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Spinal cord damage results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. In most people who have acute, traumatic spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is not fully severed but is bruised or torn.

From: Spinal Cord Injury and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

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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