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    Question Any High-Level Quads?

    Hey all. First post, although I've known about the forum for a long time.
    I'm a C-4 level SCI guy. First diagnosed as "complete", my skin sensation fades out around mid chest/shoulder, and I've got muscle control down to rhomboids. I can barely affect a bicep twitch.
    However, after a year or two, I began to get back muscle sensation almost everywhere.

    Anyone know how common this is?


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    Senior Member mr_coffee's Avatar
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    I don't know how common this is, but i'd highly recommend if ur not already doing so, stimming the f out of ur body to see what more you can wake up! congradulations!
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    Hey, TR. Just wanted to say, "Hi!" and welcome to Care Cure. I'm sorry you had to find us, but glad you did.

    Mem aka MaryEllen C- 6/7 incomplete since 1993

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    In your nightmares
    I am also a C4 complete quadriplegic of four years. I can make my right arm bicep twitch. Was able to do that since 2002 but never really built on that. Other than that I cannot do anything and do not expect anything.

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    Thanks for responding, all. Pleased to "meet" you.
    kkmay - why not try to build on it? I either couldn't do it or at least didn't know it until 4yrs after. (It's been 6yrs now) mr coffee has the right idea. The muscle sensation first came back in my thighs after passive biking on the MotoMed. I also get a lot of massage. "Stim" doesn't have to be electrical.

    I just leased a Neuromove this week. If anything interesting happens with this, I'll post it here.

    In the meantime, I'd still like to hear from some experts. Dr. Wise? Have you run into this particular condition before?

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    Last edited by T-R; 03-18-2006 at 06:53 PM.

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    T.R. Keep at it! Glad to hear you are riding the bike!

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