Decreased Muscle Strength Due To Spinal Injuries & Conditions

The loss of muscle tone and muscle strength is frequently one of the symptoms of a disease of the spinal cord and/or the spine.  When muscle weakness occurs, it can be an indication of significant compression of the nerves and sometimes requires urgent surgery to relieve the pressure. People who have weakness as a result of a problem with their spine or spinal cord may also report pain, or numbness and tingling, in addition to complaints of weakness. 

Muscle weakness and a decrease in muscle tone can lead to difficulty walking and problems with coordination and balance. This increases the risk for falls and severe injuries such as fractures.