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What kind of doctor sees somebody for spinal cord injury, acute?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for spinal cord injury, acute?

ED / Neurosurgeon: The patient should be taken to a center skilled in the evaluation and management of acute spinal cord injury. They need treatment for the trauma basics (a-b-cs) and they need specific care for their spinal cord injury as well. If they have a fracture dislocation it should be addressed expeditiously. These injuries can often be helped if the patient gets appropriate care. ...Read more

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Dr. William Newton
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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a severed spinal cord injury?

Terrible injury: As the term implies, the spinal cord is severed ( usually from trauma) resulting in permanent paralysis below the level oc injury. ...Read more

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What do doctors consider to be a spinal cord injury?

What do doctors consider to be a spinal cord injury?

As it says: It is any injury to yuor spinal cord which is centrally located in your spine. It has multiple levels usually related to the vertebral body level. Ask you doctor if you are unsure. ...Read more

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How close are doctors to finding a cure for spinal cord injury?

Slow, small advances: The spinal cord is very complex, with millions of tiny nerve cells packed into a small area. Spinal cord injury disrupts these nerve cells, and they don't grow back together well at all. Many researchers are working on this problem, and slow progress is being made. We are still many years away from being able to completely cure this problem. ...Read more

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Can a physical exam by doctor rule out spinal cord injury?

Can a physical exam by doctor rule out spinal cord injury?

Neuro exam: A detailed neurological examination usually can determine that a spinal lesion is unlikely, but cannot rule out 100%. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat head and spinal cord injuries?

How do doctors treat head and spinal cord injuries?

Complex process: It's a complex process that depends on the severity of the injury, and on what other injuries and illnesses the person has. The main stages: --acute care and stabilization --post-acute rehabilitation--usually inpatient: intensive rehabilitation, patient and family education, prevent complications --home care--more rehab, adjust to home environment --outpatient--rehab to optimize recovery. ...Read more

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Could you have spinal cord injury if you do not feel any pain, or do not feel any difficult doing any other work?

Could you have spinal cord injury if you do not feel any pain, or do not feel any difficult doing any other work?

Sounds unlikely: If no weakness, no history of trauma, no infection, no tumor, no numbness or loss of sensation. No pain.No bowel or bladder dysfunction. Seems unlikely.Someone may have a congenital anomaly that has no functional impact. However if any of the above symptoms are positive that screams see a doctor. No signs or symptoms speaks to using your judgement and asking why this question is considered. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have spinal cord injury without pain, or difficulty doing any other work?

Probably not: So you are saying you have no symptoms and are worried about a spinal cord injury? I do not follow this. The answer is unlikely. If there is an old injury nothing would be done unless it causes problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of bowel complications can arise after a spinal cord injury?

Can you tell me what kind of bowel complications can arise after a spinal cord injury?

Neurogenic Bowel: Depends on the level of injury. Injury above the sacral segments causes: upper motor neuron bowel. This can lead to prolonged transit times in the colon, and severe constipation with accidents and incomplete emptying.Injury at/below this level ex.Conus or cauda equina injury can cause loss of rectal tone and frequent accidents. A bowel routine directed by a sci doc or nurse can help manage this. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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