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    Motor Vs Sensation

    Is ther a difference between a traumatic and non-traumatic incomplete SCI injury.

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    Motor Vs Sensation

    t5/t6 inc; Surgery Nov 08 weak & drop foot on right side

    First steps in parallel bars Feb 09. Motor returned faster than sensation walkin 200 ft in walker, 12 steps railing on both sides. no sensation nipple line and below post-op. Currently can feel light touch and temperature differences on left. The right is trailing behind, still can't tell sharp or dull on either side.
    My Motor function is coming back well ahead of sensation is this normal?

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    depends - what is the non-traumatic cause? There are some classic "syndromes" but basically the only difference is how it happened.

    What prompts the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenJ View Post
    Is ther (sic) a difference between a traumatic and non-traumatic incomplete SCI injury.
    Yes, the mechanism of injury is different. In other ways they may be very similar. Why do you ask? You will find members and moderators here are more willing to answer questions at length if you take the time to complete your profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenJ View Post
    t5/t6 inc; Surgery Nov 08 weak & drop foot on right side

    First steps in parallel bars Feb 09. Motor returned faster than sensation walkin 200 ft in walker, 12 steps railing on both sides. no sensation nipple line and below post-op. Currently can feel light touch and temperature differences on left. The right is trailing behind, still can't tell sharp or dull on either side.
    My Motor function is coming back well ahead of sensation is this normal?
    Sometimes sensation returns first, sometimes motor (if someone gets return at all). It is very individual. Be thankful for any return you get, and be sure you are maximizing it by continuing therapy and exercise.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb3822 View Post
    depends - what is the non-traumatic cause? There are some classic "syndromes" but basically the only difference is how it happened.

    What prompts the question?
    Doctors said me having stenosis in the thoracic area was rare because that usually occurs during trauma or force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Sometimes sensation returns first, sometimes motor (if someone gets return at all). It is very individual. Be thankful for any return you get, and be sure you are maximizing it by continuing therapy and exercise.

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    Thanks, I am thankful just comparing notes to other SCI folks.

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