Wechsler’s Memory Tests I believe are the standard for measuring memory function but I am not an expert in this field. A spinal cord injury will not by itself cause a poorer test score on this battery of tests. Brain injury is the normal cause of test score gradation drop. However, if chronic pain has occurred in the face of cervical injury, this in my opinion can change the test scores as concentration suffers in the face of chronic pain.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.