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    Senior Member Mona~on~wheels's Avatar
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    Question Quads on the board?

    Wonder how many Quads are on here?

    Also Complete vs Incomplete

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    Do Incomplete mean you're back to normal?
    Walking, bowels & bladder working right?

    C7
    I've been told Complete & Incomplete.
    I can move my arms.
    Bicep in both arms
    Tricep in my right arm only.
    Is that called a triplegic?
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    I'M C4-5 incomplete. Incomplete simply means the cord was not totally severed and some sensation below injury is possible. The amount of sensation and return will vary widely between injuries.

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    I have limited use of both hands(index,middlefinger,thumb) the other fingers are cosmetic my right hand has maybe 30% return.. my legs--left side is 70% return right side is 30%return can walk short distance with use of cane ..I feel fortunate compaired to others.... started c5/c6 now c6 incomplete

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    c6-c7 complete ....no return ...i move my arms .... only biceps and wrists....fingers are dead.a lot of neuro pain and spasticity.
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    You've missed 2 choices... Being Complete doesn't mean you don't get return, and vice-versa.

    But C5 complete, function more as C6, with minor sensation in legs, and the starts of tricepts.

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    Incomplete def doesn't mean back to normal. I lost the use of my right hand, left hand is weak. Use a wheelchair but stand for certain things like loading chair into van. Never could walk too functionally and I've done a LOT of PT.Max walking ever was about 4/10ths of a mile, I got sick and now maybe 10 steps. Bladder almost normal, bowel totally not. Sexual function probably 85%, it all works but I did lose some sensation. Abs and back maybe 50% return, legs 60% in one and 20% in the other. Dr. says my sensation goes haywire at T6, I don't know why as I have C5-6 injury. Cold water for me is burning pain, can't feel heat.

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    c/ic ?? only matters which dr. i ask.....cord kinked not severed @ c-5 w/c-7 musculature...arms 70%, wrists 75%, hands 0% with left hand ghost fingers, some abdomen muscles but sketchy....

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    i'm complete w/significant return. my cord is also in tact. it is NOT severed. complete does not mean the cord is severed. completes can have zones of partial preservation which is in my case and some others.

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    what means bruised and severed...just curious.
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    Complete means NO volentary sensation or function at the lowest spinal zone.. aka the anal sphincter. NOT having sensation and/or function below the injury area.

    I think drs used "severed" to mean complete cut of the nerves, and NOT a cut in half cord. Bruised would probaby mean that the cord has some damage, but not through the whole cross section of the cord.

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