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Poll: Whats your SCI level? (353 member(s) have cast votes)

Please Show Your Neurological Level of Injury

  1. Voted C1 - C2 (12 votes [3.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.38%

  2. C3 - C4 (26 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  3. C5 - C6 (79 votes [22.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.25%

  4. C7 - C8 (20 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  5. T1 - T2 (9 votes [2.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.54%

  6. T3 - T4 (35 votes [9.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.86%

  7. T5 - T6 (35 votes [9.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.86%

  8. T7 - T8 (25 votes [7.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.04%

  9. T9 - T10 (19 votes [5.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.35%

  10. T11 - T12 (53 votes [14.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.93%

  11. L1 - L2 (25 votes [7.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.04%

  12. L3 - L4 (8 votes [2.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.25%

  13. L5 (7 votes [1.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.97%

  14. S1 - S2 (1 votes [0.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.28%

  15. S3 - S4 (1 votes [0.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.28%

  16. S5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#31 countryhicks

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

Don't count me out!! I'm a T-3,T-4 incomplete para.. Using a straight cane! yay me...

#32 gchesman

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:21 PM

C-3, C-4 incomplete
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#33 mellowgator

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:09 AM

i'm a c 6-7 incomplete and that's not represented in your choices.

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hi fellow gimps! i'm a c 6/7 quad and have been injured since 1986. i was in a roll over hydroplane accident and it took hours for the paramedics to get me out of the car in the pouring rain. that definately wasn't my day. but alas life goes on!

#34 The Black Sheep

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:25 AM

One doctor said T7, another T2 and the last one (most recently) a T5. I think they're guessing.

T5 is where I lose control, so I think the third dude was right. Incomplete, semi-walking, always falling. I bounce pretty well, at this point.

Edited by The Black Sheep, 26 August 2010 - 03:26 AM.

3 doctors diagnosed me with hysterical paralysis (weee!), 1 diagnosed an incomplete T7, another T2 and the last (and most accurate) T5. Trampolines are BAD. Sleep is unpredictable. And never kiss strangers. Life has moved on.

#35 qbounce

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:43 AM

Did someone say bounce?
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#36 pinkcloud

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:41 AM

Just Curious


T7/8 - horse riding accident, jumped off a bucking horse and landed on me head. Why did I jump off? Either that or he got me off and landed me down the nearby 50 foot drop.

So I guessed I ended up lucky in the scheme of things :wink:

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#37 shady

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:43 PM

Interesting stats so far. I'm c6 so seem to be in the highest percent at the time of typing. Highest percent of what though?? Thats the interesting thing!

#38 lrobertstoner

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:57 PM

i hope i helped i am not sure about my vote they tell me i am T-12 / L -2 but the L-1 vertabrae was totally destroyed in car accident so i hope i polled right

#39 smiley86

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:49 PM

T3 for me.

#40 LaurenP

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:16 AM

T5-T6, incomplete, auto accident

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

T9-T10 motor bike accident.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

I'm a d2 to d4

Chess injury many years ago.
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#43 wheelzoffortune

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:17 AM

I'm not sure what to vote since I've always been told T6-8.
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#44 Ratticis

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:47 AM

S-5's are too cool to hang around with the rest of the gimps

Looking at the date when this was posted, was going through hell then. Well, really my family was, I don't remember much around that time

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#45 S&W Winger

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:42 PM

...isn't this like an old thread or a repeat or something or another? well, I just hear my song playing: "I'm every gimp/it's all in me" as I am a paraquad...fractures from C6 with cord compression to L-4...I am Incomplete at C-6, and Complete at T-7 and a mess of other SCI's along the way...I am just broken...but hey, I am "Beverly Still Living!"

WooHoo!!

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#46 luke/g

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:06 AM

I wonder why c5-6 is so much Higher than the others around it.

#47 Eric T

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:41 AM

Compression fracture 3rd & 4th thoracic vertebrae; dislocation 4th & 5th.

#48 goose

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:53 AM

C4/5 incomplete....car accident

#49 KayDub

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 01:53 AM

Technically I had GB and other infections and blood clots that caused nerve damage and spread up my legs. But my mobility is close to an L5 injury. That's where I have all my spinal surgeries too, so I figured that's the best answer to give.

#50 Priority Seatin

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:37 AM

My injury is technically at T12 but I've found ways to compensate so my "functional" level is similar to L2.

In other words, I can function in everyday tasks like an L2, but physically my body is a T12 (and my physical functions, ie. sensation, movement, bladder/bowel, etc., behave like a T12 injury).

It's always confusing to explain this so I just say "L2" if it doesn't matter much and "T12" if it does, like at a doctor's.

Edited by Priority Seatin, 20 November 2011 - 01:37 AM.


#51 Zack

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:58 AM

Can I just say C5 Quad? I don't understand why we are putting our injury level down here after putting it in the poll question.
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#52 KayDub

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:41 AM

I changed my vote, my last post was done before I was properly diagnosed. Lonnnng story that's been told a few times here, but I had transverse myelitis and the MRIs show damage at my T9/T10 level. I was just as Craig for my outpatient re-eval and they redid all my movement and sensation tests (ASIA, etc.). Definitely still at the T9/T10 sensation wise, I'm slowly getting some movement in my hips back and some movement in my left leg (I can stand on it with crutches but can't move it below my knee if that makes sense).

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:57 AM

My injury is technically at T12 but I've found ways to compensate so my "functional" level is similar to L2.

In other words, I can function in everyday tasks like an L2, but physically my body is a T12 (and my physical functions, ie. sensation, movement, bladder/bowel, etc., behave like a T12 injury).

It's always confusing to explain this so I just say "L2" if it doesn't matter much and "T12" if it does, like at a doctor's.


I am mystified by this post. What are these ways that you've found to "compensate" to increase your functional level to that of an L2? How does an L2 "function in everyday tasks" in ways that are discernable from that of a T12, considering that you've acknowledged that your physical functions are strictly T12?
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:12 AM


My injury is technically at T12 but I've found ways to compensate so my "functional" level is similar to L2.

In other words, I can function in everyday tasks like an L2, but physically my body is a T12 (and my physical functions, ie. sensation, movement, bladder/bowel, etc., behave like a T12 injury).

It's always confusing to explain this so I just say "L2" if it doesn't matter much and "T12" if it does, like at a doctor's.


I am mystified by this post. What are these ways that you've found to "compensate" to increase your functional level to that of an L2? How does an L2 "function in everyday tasks" in ways that are discernable from that of a T12, considering that you've acknowledged that your physical functions are strictly T12?


I'm kinda curious too....

I get mistaken for a para a lot, but at levels that low, is there really that much difference?

#55 megatrig

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

This is an interesting one! Not sure what it says! lol
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#56 Priority Seatin

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:01 PM



My injury is technically at T12 but I've found ways to compensate so my "functional" level is similar to L2.

In other words, I can function in everyday tasks like an L2, but physically my body is a T12 (and my physical functions, ie. sensation, movement, bladder/bowel, etc., behave like a T12 injury).

It's always confusing to explain this so I just say "L2" if it doesn't matter much and "T12" if it does, like at a doctor's.


I am mystified by this post. What are these ways that you've found to "compensate" to increase your functional level to that of an L2? How does an L2 "function in everyday tasks" in ways that are discernable from that of a T12, considering that you've acknowledged that your physical functions are strictly T12?


I'm kinda curious too....

I get mistaken for a para a lot, but at levels that low, is there really that much difference?


I've only been told by doctors that I behave like an L2 (and I don't know any L2 people personally), so there's not much I can go on besides that. But I was told that there are some things that I do, such as picking up items from the floor, in which I "compensate" using technique rather than physical function. Mind you, I've only been in a chair for just over a year so maybe there's more to it that I'm unclear about.

(For what it's worth, I was just as mystified when I was told about this.)

#57 bantughost

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

C4-C5 incomplete.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:27 PM

mines not there my sci is scull-c1 tore my spinal cord out of my brainstem
I'm pretty proud of that lol
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

mines not there my sci is scull-c1 tore my spinal cord out of my brainstem
I'm pretty proud of that lol


And so you should be Aggzy. Not many could do that and still be here to write about it! :D
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:18 PM


mines not there my sci is scull-c1 tore my spinal cord out of my brainstem
I'm pretty proud of that lol


And so you should be Aggzy. Not many could do that and still be here to write about it! :D


Aww, it was just a little tear...
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