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what is a spinal cord injury?

A: A spinal cord injury is an injury which affects the spinal cord, a key part of the central nervous system. In the wake of an injury to the spinal cord, a patient will experience disabilities below the level of the injury. spinal cord injuries vary widely in severity, which makes proper diagnosis very important to ensure that a patient receives the correct level of care. Because such injuries are a major concern for people who have been in traumatic accidents, training about spinal
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what is a spinal cord Stimulator?

A: A spinal cord stimulator is a device that helps to alleviate pain by blocking certain neurotransmitters. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the implantation of spinal cord stimulators for pain management. Doctors often suggest this device for patients with a history of chronic pain issues. Most studies show the spinal cord stimulator works best on pain caused by injury or nerve damage. Certain spinal conditions that the stimulator usually helps include
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If You Have A spinal cord Injury, is It Difficult To Move Your Rib Cage Or Diaphragm?

A: what can and cannot be moved with a spinal cord injury depends on both the level of the injury and the severity (damage or severing). Someone with a lumbar spine injury is less impaired than one with a thoracic spine or cervical spine injury. Cervical injuries are the most severe. The diaphragm is innervated by the phrenic nerve, which actually travels outside the spinal cord right after the brainstem (hence quadriplegics can still breathe). Moving ribs theoretically could be affected. The answer depends upon the location of the spinal cord injury; consult a qualified...


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If You Have A spinal cord Injury, is It Difficult To Move Your Rib Cage Or Diaphragm?

A: what can and cannot be moved with a spinal cord injury depends on both the level of the injury and the severity (damage or severing). Someone with a lumbar spine injury is less impaired than one with a thoracic spine or cervical spine injury. Cervical injuries are the most severe. The diaphragm is innervated by the phrenic nerve, which actually travels outside the spinal cord right after the brainstem (hence quadriplegics can still breathe). Moving ribs theoretically could be affected. Generally, no. Those muscles are controlled by the phrenic nerve which exits early and travels outside the

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Why can''t I take goserelin if I have had a spinal cord injury?

A: Goserelin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat various conditions in women, including breast cancer, endometrial thinning, and endometriosis. The side effects and risks of using this drug differ depending on what is being treated. During some of the clinical trials of goserelin, in treating breast cancer, one of the reported adverse events was a condition known as tumor flare, which may include spinal cord compression. Goserelin may cause decreased bone mineral density with prolonged use. Alcohol increases the r

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what is a Brachial Plexus injury?

A: A brachial plexus injury occurs when there is damage to the nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the hand, arm, and shoulder. The injury usually occurs when the nerves are overextended, stretched, or torn. In general, such circumstances happen when the head and neck area is aggressively pushed away from the shoulder, such as with high-contact sports, car or boat accidents, complications during birth, and other traumatic events. Although a brachial plexus injury can repair itself, major injuries can mandate surgery. Depending on how severe the injury was, the signs of a brachial plexus injury vary. Typically, only a single shoulder, arm, or hand is...
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Can You Cure A spinal cord injury? And If So, How?

A: I think the best thing that you can do is talk to your doctor about this, see the specialist if he/she refers you to one. You can look on some of the medical sites, but honestly, they probably aren''t going to have too terribly much information for you on them. As this is a case specific thing to have happen to you. Meaning that each case is different. You might look on www.wikipedia.org, and type in ''spinal cord injuries'' and see what you come up with o.k. I hope this helps you out, I am also sorry that you have this...


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what is a spinal hit?

A: a spinal tap is perform by inserting a large nozzle into the spinal tube, they draw off fluid that comes directly from the brain within order to determine whether or not in that is an infection going on (meningitis). It sounds horrendous, but it really isn''t all that aching, maybe 3 on a mount of 1 to 10, I''ve had several. They enjoy to withdraw fluid from your spinal column. It is the just way to know if you enjoy meningitis. It will not be painful except an initial pin price. They cannot take spinal fluid from your arm. Meningit

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I am recovering from a spinal cord injury, how do I loose 80 lbs in a year in a healthy, effective way?

A: DanZee said: 1 Can you move? The only way would be to eat soup about 3 times a day. Sign in to report abuse or send a compliment 7 months ago Monkeyface said: 2 Yes I am fully functional! It took me about a year but I can walk perfectly fine. I can function to the point where people don''t know about my accident until I tell them. I can''t move very quickly, nothing faster than a quick walk, but my strength is at...


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what Are Different Types of Treatment for spinal cord injury?

A: An injury to the spinal cord is typically permanent and irreversible, but there are still a variety of treatments that can be used to limit the damage and help patients recuperate to the best of their abilities. There are several stages to treating this type of injury: emergency actions to minimize the initial trauma, early or acute care to diagnose the full extent of the issue and correct as much as possible, and rehabilitation to help patients regain some of the physical functionality that may have been lost. Initial treatment for spinal cord injury can include immobilization of the spine, surgery, and drug therapy,...


 
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