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what is spinal cord Compression?

A: spinal cord compression can be one of the most painful injuries to the back. With spinal cord compression, the spinal cord is compressed by blood, bone, pus, tumors, or a herniated disc. A healthy spinal cord is protected by the spine, but some injuries and diseases can put added pressure on the spinal cord and spinal cord nerves, thereby causing pain. The pain may last only a few minutes, or in...
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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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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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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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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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is spinal cord Regeneration Possible?

A: For many years it was assumed that spinal cord regeneration was not possible. Paralysis, often resulting from damaged spinal cords, was likely to be permanent, and many peoplesí lives were forever altered by a spinal cord injury. This is still the case today, but what has changed is the degree of optimism many people hold about someday being able to use medical techniques to fix spinal cord injuries and restart the damaged nerves that have lost...
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Cervical C1 & C2 Dislocation & spinal cord Injury

A: Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for your question. Sorry to hear about this. It is hard to predict what is going to happen right now. This injury is considered an incomplete spinal cord Injury (SCI) because the cord is not severed. The cord is like a rope and when it is damaged it"s hard for each strand to be reconnected properly for the impulses to travel to and from the brain. That said, it is encouraging that she is...


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spinal cord injury with atlantoaxial instability

A: I applaud your decision to get a second opinion on your son"s case.  The fusion surgery is a major undertaking and it is well worth the time and effort to get another doctor"s view on the case. Having said that, I would like to point out that an injury at C1-C2 is the same level that Christopher Reeve injured his spinal cord.  The fusion surgery does work and in Reeve"s case, it saved his life.  I think that you are very fortunate that your son had not had any problems from the injury so far considering that he is an active 5...


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spinal cord Injury Red Feet

A: The only thing I think it could be is the blood going to his feet when they are down.  I can"t think of anything else it could be. I don"t think it could be anything bad. I"d keep an eye on it though. -- Jerry C. ---------- ozzy@sgi.net ICQ# 2427884 ------------------- My spinal cord Injury Web Site: http://www.users.sgi.net/~ozzy/handicap.htm --------------------------------------------...


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Stem cell/spinal cord injury

A: This ad-free site stays up to date on the latest spinal cord injury information, including stem cell treatment. Two of today''s blog posts deal with stem cells: one outlines a breakthrough in ''ethical'' stem cell sources and another goes over the upcoming world stem cell summit in Madison, WI. You can find many SCI videos here as well....


 
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