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How do medications treat partial spinal cord injuries?

Medications can treat partial spinal cord injuries in a number of ways. Anti-inflammatory medication can help prevent or reduce swelling of the spinal cord. Pain relievers can help a person feel less discomfort. Muscle relaxants can be used if the person is experiencing muscle spasms as a result of the injury.

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