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    What are the different injuries?

    I have a bruise to my c3c4 area. I am incomplete so I have some
    movement below my injury level. Is a bruise to the spinal cord
    like a bruise you get when you get hit in the arm and blood forms?
    Is a bruise not as bad as other injuries? Just curious

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    Hackn - Approx. 99% of all sc injuries are bruises. I would guess that the majority of us probably have injuries around 5-7cm in size (roughly the equivalent of a pencil eraser). Amazing how much damage is done 'eh. It also, however makes the cure all the more reasonable, sensible and ultimately applicable. We don't have a limb problem what we have is a "failure to communicate" problem. Open the channels of communication properly and we're on our way.

    The remaining 1% or so represent knife wounds, gun shots, etc. where the cord is cut, shredded or sliced.

    Onward and upward.

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    Chris thank you for the reply. I didn't know the percentage was that
    high for a bruise. I remember at rehab most of the injuries were
    broken necks or backs and the break injured the spine in some way.
    Those would be considered complete injuries? Like a knife stabbing or
    gunshot. So what we need is a little bridge to bypass the injury. I know
    someday they will accomplish this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44
    Chris thank you for the reply. I didn't know the percentage was that
    high for a bruise. I remember at rehab most of the injuries were
    broken necks or backs and the break injured the spine in some way.
    Those would be considered complete injuries? Like a knife stabbing or
    gunshot. So what we need is a little bridge to bypass the injury. I know
    someday they will accomplish this.
    I suffered a broken neck, but my injury to my spine is a 'bruise' too.
    An administrator made me remove my signature.

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