What caused Christopher Reeves Paralysis? Christopher Reeve, the star of four “Superman” movies, is paralyzed and cannot breathe on his own after shattering two spinal bones in a horse-riding accident, his surgeon said today.
Did Christopher Reeve ever walk again? Eight years after suffering severe spinal injury in a horseback-riding accident, Reeve can now move his right wrist and hand and can sense light touch, pressure, and heat over about 65% of his body.
What kind of paralysis did Christopher Reeve have? Reeve met with a horrible accident on 27 May 1995 in Culpeper, Virginia. The accident caused spinal cord injury that left Reeve quadriplegic for life.
How do you know if your spinal cord is damaged? Emergency signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury after an accident include: Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back. Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body. Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes.