Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms, Adult or Older Child

Symptoms of a spinal cord injury in an adult or older child may include: Severe neck or back pain. Not being able to move a part of the body. (This is not the same as being unable to move because of pain or because of a direct injury to that area.) Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the arms or legs. New loss of bowel…

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms, Adult or Older Child

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms, Adult or Older Child

Symptoms of a spinal cord injury in an adult or older child may include:

  • Severe neck or back pain.
  • Not being able to move a part of the body. (This is not the same as being unable to move because of pain or because of a direct injury to that area.)
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the arms or legs.
  • New loss of bowel or bladder control.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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