severed spinal cord repair. is there a surgery out there that can repair this injury so that person can be mobile again
Asked by deemmeridian (Male; 23; USA; unknown ; Relevant drugs:unknown ) on Sun 07, Sep 2008 11:56am
i have a friend whom has a severed spinal cord. is there a surgery out there that can repair that so maybe he will have
mobility again some day in his life he's only 23yrs old and it happened 3 yrs ago. he paralized from the sholders down. if he
got a surgery like this could he walk again or be able to move any part of his body again?
Thanks for writing in.
Spinal injuries are usually irreversible so it is very difficult to tell what his chances of recovery are.
I would suggest you to consult a good neurologist as soon as possible and seek his advice as it is only after
a thorough neurological examination it can be decided if he will be able to recover or not.
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