My brother suffers from paraplegia after an accident. Can this be cured?

Q. My brother became paraplegic after he met with an accident. Can it be cured?

Answered by
Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 12, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 14, 2023

Hi doctor,

My brother met with an accident while riding his bike. His D4 and D5 vertebra got fractured and he is not able to move due to loss of sensation from the upper part of the abdomen. The doctor said that he is suffering from paraplegia due to complete damage to the main spinal cord nerve, which is concerned with sensation to the lower body. So, there is almost no chance for him to stand and walk. Can this be cured with any treatment? If yes, then kindly suggest what needs to be done.



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No, natural body healing is the only way at present for paraplegia and spinal cord recovery. The only things that we can do are as follows, surgery is done to give the spinal cord the space to heal and prevent any further damage from the vertebrae, physiotherapyto mobilize the joints, rest, electric muscle stimulation to keep muscles working and prevent muscle wasting, to always check for bed sores, and medicines like Calcium and Vitamin B12 can be given.

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