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Is Sciatica A Type Of Spinal Cord Injury
Sciatica: The sciatic nerves arise from the branches of l4, l5, s1, s2, and s3. When these branches of these nerves come together they form the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve arises from each of these five nerves, often any one of these nerves can present also with the symptoms of sciatica. This nerve is considered a peripheral nerve, not a spinal cord nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Spinal cord injury & lost insurance. Currently I am titrating off opiates. When i get to the end, what type of meds can I use to help withdrawals?
SCI pain: 1. It's a shame that you have lost your insurance. Please checkout https://www.Healthcare.Gov so that you can get insurance. 2. In the meantime, know that opioid withdrawal is uncomfortable but not life-threatening. 3. Contact your local va or academic medical center and see if you can get in their sci clinic. Generic pain meds can be cheap but no doc can prescribe w/o seeing you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the different types of incomplete spinal cord injury & how do I know which I had? I'm C6 incomplete. Spent year in chair paralyzed now walk.
Depends on level: Typically an incomplete injury at C6 causes you to have limited control of your wrist and complete loss of hand function. The different types have more to do with where the lesion is located and what dermatome that includes. The "incomplete" refers to the fact that you have retained some function of motor and/or sensory function below the level of the injury. Autonomic dysreflexia can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : On the degree of injury, the mechanism of injury, and any concommitant complications or other injuries. Once the individual is stable, there are no blood clots, no open wounds, and no signs of any other injury or autonomic dysfunction the patients doctor can determine if it is safe. This can be within days, weeks or longer depending on the individual situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See answer below: It all depends where you need to transfer to. Check out fasteddy07 on youtube where i demonstrate how to perform a variety of wheelchair transfers, on a shower bench, on a bed, in a car, from the floor etc... Of course, depending on the injury level, some transfers may not be possible independently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord injury is a condition in which a person has damage to the nerves in his spinal cord (which is protected inside the spine from the brain to the tailbone). Injuries such as those from car accidents, climbing accidents, or gunshot wounds often cause paralysis (loss of use of legs, abdominal ...Read more
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