What Is Spinal Concussion?

Q:
What is spinal concussion?

A:
A spinal cord concussion is analogous to a cerebral (brain) concussion in that the impact to the spinal column leads to a transient loss of spinal cord functions without any structural damage to the spinal cord itself.

The spinal cord injury is usually reversible after appropriate supportive therapy.

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