Causes of Paralysis

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says to get paralyzed you have to have a significant amount of compression of the nerve.

“Normally where you develop all the paralysis will be where the spinal cord ends, around the L1-L2 level. So anything that happens below that you’re not going to get paralysis. The most that you can get will be compression or some of those nerve roots, but you are not going to be on a wheelchair.”

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