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Bowel management for spinal cord injury?

Bowel management for spinal cord injury?

What type of injury?: Upper motor neuron, or lower motor neuron injury will start to guide the management. Then there are too many variables that will need to be considered. A sci bowel routine is best developed with a specialist in the field. See an sci doc or nurse they can help. If unable consider this, the paralyzed veterans of america have developed a consumers guide to sci bowel care. Download for free at pva web. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Is sciatica a spinal cord injury?

Is sciatica a spinal cord injury?

No: Sciatica is a pain symptom of a pinched nerve in the spine. Spinal cord injury is an actual/potential damage to the spinal cord resulting in a sensory or motor deficit. The two are very different. Speak with your doctor if you are concerned about either. ...Read more

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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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Does a cervical compression fracture of C7 t1 heal completely?

Does a cervical compression fracture of C7 t1 heal completely?

C Spine Fracture : Most spine fractures will heal with rest and spine support (brace). Ligament injury or fracture fragment compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots may require surgical decompression with or without stabilization. Consultation with a specialist in cervical spine injuries is indicated as misdiagnosis can lead to neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...Read more

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How are spinal cord injury and penis erection related?

How are spinal cord injury and penis erection related?

Complicated.: Nerves are the wires for the body and the spinal cord is a large bundle of wires that give off sometimes smaller groups of wires down to single nerves (wires) for very specific actions and controls of bodily function. This should be discussed with a neurologist who needs to know the specific issues involved. ...Read more

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Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

MRI report: This means you have some spinal arthritis with some nerve compression (lateral compression) and some central compression of the caudal equine (where other defending nerves travel). There is also loss of the normal lumbar lordosis curve which may signify back spasm. This can only be interpreted based on your symptoms and neurological exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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29y female. Mri results Lumbar- discogenic disease/protrusion L5-S1. Low Lumbar facet arthropathy. Cervical- bulging c6-7 Can trauma cause this?

 29y female. Mri results Lumbar- discogenic disease/protrusion L5-S1. Low Lumbar facet arthropathy. Cervical- bulging c6-7 Can trauma cause this?

The lumbar: changes are degenerative/arthritic in nature. It is possible that these changes were initiated by a prior traumatic event, but in the vast majority of cases, there is no identifiable inciting factor. The same holds true for the cervical bulge. ...Read more

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24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12. Please explain this.

24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12.  Please explain this.

Idiopathic scoliosis: Firstly, who determined 18? I would not trust the radiology report, it should be done by a scoliosis surgeon. Otherwise, all this means is that you had typical adolescent scoliosis with a reasonable curve but below the threshold for surgery and arguable even bracing, although I brace kids at 15 degrees. Your curve will not progress since you are skeletally mature. ...Read more

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Ddd in l&cspine. 2 l discs are torn, one herniated. 4 herniated cervical & bone spurs, stenosis, facet arthritis.No accidents or trauma. Only ddd?

Ddd in l&cspine. 2 l discs are torn, one herniated. 4 herniated cervical & bone spurs, stenosis, facet arthritis.No accidents or trauma. Only ddd?

So? Forget the MRIs: Your only 27, we don't treat mris, we treat people. It doesn't matter what the studies show because we have to treat you. Certain spinal conditions have a genetic predisposition, but what are your symptoms? What are you doing about it? Find a doctor who wants to make you feel better. ...Read more

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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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62 y/o female w/ spinal stenosis, scoleosis, herniated discs & arthritis, MRI done told spine was narrowing? Suggested surg w/ cage around spine?

62 y/o female w/ spinal stenosis, scoleosis, herniated discs & arthritis, MRI done told spine was narrowing? Suggested surg w/ cage around spine?

Potentially: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the canal that transmits the spinal nerves is narrowed, often by bone spurs and disc protrusions. Surgical options include removing the structures pushing on the nerves, known as a decpressiin; or doing a decompression and then fusing the bones together. When you mentioned a cage, that suggests your surgeon recommended a fusion. ...Read more

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What's the rehabilitation after lumbosacral spine surgery?

What's the rehabilitation after  lumbosacral spine surgery?

Varies: It depends completely on the nature of the surgery performed. Some of the minimally invasive surgeries we perform have little or no down time. Other, much more extensive surgeries, may have recovery times that extend several months. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with multiple herniated discs in sacral and lumbar regions. Cervical cord indentation from C4 to c7. Help?

Sarno books: Sorry to hear about your back situation. Stick w/your doc but you can also include books by john sarno, md. He talks about back situations in clear language. Some folks have little/no pain and others a lot. Dealing with the emotional aspects can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more