Patient Comments: Spinal Cord Injury - Causes

What was the cause of your spinal cord injury?

Comment from: Bo, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 10

July 23 2015 I had a tumor that twisted my spinal cord. I am able to function, no loss to arms but cannot walk very well. I have no balance, super bad nerve pain. I take baclofen, gabapentin and ibuprofen but I am never free of pain. I believe if I didn't have that pain I would walk better. I also have trouble with throat muscles. Sometimes I can't swallow the pill, have to wait awhile! My doctor told me I am rare, I hit the lottery! Lucky me.

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Comment from: cj, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I started limping on my right side, found disc ruptured at C2. I was told spinal cord was damaged upon surgery. I am still weak on the right side.

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Comment from: Nimrot, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 03

I was in an accident in July 2013 so my spinal cord was damaged, i.e. the L1 burst. So my lower back sensation is low and my foot is completely paralyzed.

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Comment from: Jane, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 15

I wonder why a fracture of T4 would cause a spinal cord injury at the T6 spinal segment.

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Comment from: Brandi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I just had a tumor removed from my spinal cord (L2 - S4)....Neurotin and Lyrica does not work for me.....Tail bone and rectal pain spasms are horrible. Feels like I'm having a baby out my bottom....LOL. I thought Lyrica was for Diabetic pain....Are there meds for actual spinal cord trauma, also slight? Please please let me know some names!!!!!!! Thank you, Brandi

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