What are the signs and symptoms of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Updated: May 21, 2020
  • Author: Michelle J Alpert, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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  • Symptoms of central cord syndrome occur following trauma (most commonly falls) and consist of upper and lower extremity weakness, with varying degrees of sensory loss.

  • Pain and temperature sensations, as well as the sensation of light touch and of position sense, may be impaired below the level of injury.

  • Neck pain and urinary retention are common.


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