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Will my paralysis go away?

Your paralysis may not go away. Paralysis is caused by damage to the spinal cord or the nerves that communicate sensory information to the brain. All paralysis cases are different, but sometimes if the damage is not severe, the person's body can repair itself. Talk to your doctor about a prognosis for your paralysis. Some people start to recover from paralysis a week after the injury.

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