Patients with a lumbar spinal cord injury can be independent and care for their own needs. Many are able to move around in a wheelchair and may even be able to walk for short distances. Weakness is the main issue with patients who experience lumbar nerve injuries, so recovery can be long.
Lumbar spinal cord damage may be complete or incomplete and could affect one or both sides of the body. The completeness of the spinal cord injury will determine how severe the damage is, and symptoms will be for the person.
-Muscle weakness or paralysis in the trunk, arms or legs
-Loss of feeling in the trunk, arms, or legs
-Problems with heart rate and blood pressure
-Loss of bowel and bladder function
-trama like car accidents, falls, or sports injuries
-tumours that are both benign and meulignant
-spinal infection (acute or chronic)