Even minor spinal cord injuries can have lasting effects on the body. Minor injuries can be anything from slight herniations to cracks in the disks. Whenever swelling or a herniation puts pressure on the spinal cord, pain, odd sensation like heat, cold or tingling and other effects can take place.
Some symptoms you may face if you've suffered a spinal cord injury include spasticity, a loss of normal bowel or bladder control, sensory changes, weakness, paralysis, sensory changes, pain and numbness. People with minor injuries may have these symptoms on and off, as disks shift or swelling dissipates.