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Acute spinal injury promotes immunodeficiency and infections

mermaid

Senior Member
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This is newly published. Anyone else in an auto accident prior to ME/CFS diagnosis?

This says that acute spinal injury can impact the adrenals and immune system increasing infections.

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.4643.html?foxtrotcallback=true
No, but I just fell downstairs on Sunday pm and landed on my back on the edge of a stair (luckily well carpeted). Despite having osteoporosis, I seem to have had a lucky escape though, and been checked out and no damage other than bruising and severe muscle pain in the area of my middle back.

Sorry - to derail the post but I thought of it when I saw the title. Just resting up and hopefully avoiding the issues spelt out here!
 

Learner1

Senior Member
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No, but I just fell downstairs on Sunday pm and landed on my back on the edge of a stair (luckily well carpeted). Despite having osteoporosis, I seem to have had a lucky escape though, and been checked out and no damage other than bruising and severe muscle pain in the area of my middle back.

Sorry - to derail the post but I thought of it when I saw the title. Just resting up and hopefully avoiding the issues spelt out here!
No worries! Hope you feel better soon!
 

MeSci

ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?
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Location
Cornwall, UK
No, but I just fell downstairs on Sunday pm and landed on my back on the edge of a stair (luckily well carpeted). Despite having osteoporosis, I seem to have had a lucky escape though, and been checked out and no damage other than bruising and severe muscle pain in the area of my middle back.

Sorry - to derail the post but I thought of it when I saw the title. Just resting up and hopefully avoiding the issues spelt out here!
Oh dear - hope you recover quickly.
 

mermaid

Senior Member
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UK
Thank you @MeSci I am quite hopeful that recovery is happening as it was better today than yesterday. I am sure it will take a while though but it's pretty amazing that I didn't fracture anyway (or land on my head). I hope you are doing better than when we last spoke which may have been a year ago!