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How is spinal injury treated?

Immediate first aid for spinal injury is not to move the injured person at all unless absolutely necessary. How spinal injury is treated depends on how severe it is. If the spinal cord is completely severed (cut), then nothing can be done to return the person back to the way they were. If only moderate damage is done, then orthopedic surgery and physical rehabilitation can help. New technological solutions for enabling people affected by spinal injury to regain control over their limbs are currently being developed; the future may hold much progress in this area.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 16 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Spinal stenosis

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