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Cause of spinal cord disease

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Neurologists: Typically, neurologists and neurosurgeons deal with diseases or threats to the spinal cord. Some orthopedic surgeons do neck and back decompressions ... Read More
Dr. Kareen Velez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
SC specialist: Spinal cord (sc) specialist. These physician complete 4 years of medical school, 3-4 years of residency training in neurology, physical medicine &reha... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
See below: Neurologists manage nonsurgical spinal cord problems such as MS , stroke, transverse myelitis. Neurosurgeons manage surgical problems such as tumors,... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Many: These include infections, tumors, strokes, inflammatory disorders, polio, als, transverse myelitis, and many others. There are vascular diseases, auto... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A few terms: Spinal muscular atrophy refers to a childhood disorder of motor nerve cells. Primary lateral sclerosis is a focal form of ALS which can involve spina... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
No: No, that shouldn't happen. The herb "super horny goat weed" doesn't affect the central nervous system. It is reportedly a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stenosis: Myelopathy is a disease or disturbance of spinal chord. Common for compression to cause the problem, but on imaging you see the compression. Common c... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Neurology 21 years experience
Normal image: The spinal cord looks normal on imaging with nothing to suggest pathology of the spinal cord (inflammatory, traumatic, vascular, etc.) as a cause for ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: Why were these studies done? All laboratory results and imaging data need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tes... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Are you worried?: ALS is the disease I think of first. Are you concerned that you have one? There is no background information in your post whatsoever, so under the cir... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Spina bifida: Neither this is a in utero developmental condition where the tissue that is suppose to move from in front of the neural tissue to cover the back and... Read More

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