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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Tethered spinal cord: A tethered spinal cord is a situation where the spinal cord is abnormally low in the spinal canal. This can be caused by a fatty lesion called a lipom ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: This will best be answered by your pediatric neurosurgeon. Okay to take family with you for consult to help log answers and instructions about this pr ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tailbone: Prominent tailbone is not directly associated with a tethered cord. Check with pcp or neurologist for nerve symptoms.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Both, if he loves it: After a successful surgery of tethered spine, which I am assuming has been the case with regular follow ups with his surgeon for a few years, there is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
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 sensor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Gustafson
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: It is not an injury to the spinal cord it is injury to a nerve root usually from a disc herniation. Very different from spinal cord injury.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
STEM CELL: Yes, it is possible, injecting stem cells in spinal canal may result in regeneration of the spine and help to regain the function of the spinal cord, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Sciatica: The sciatic nerves arise from the branches of l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) and s3. When these branches of these nerves come together they form the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery: Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal is too narrow for the nerve elements. This can be a congenital or acquired in origin. When surgery is indi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
MODEST BENEFIT?: The more we learn, acupuncture seems useful for pain control, if done with expertise, but would not modify the anatomy of the pain generator. A bulg ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Reflexes=levels: Stretch reflexes in the arms and legs can all be connected mostly to 1 or 2 spinal cord levels above the injury level reflexes will be normal. Depend ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple ways: A thorough history, physical examination, and review of the appropriate imaging studies can lead to a diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Sometimes furt ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: A tethered cord is not associated with degenerative or traumatic causes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: This depends on what levels were fused and where your epidural needs to be placed to cover the pain post-operatively. For example if you were fused a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Not understanding: My assumption is you are asking what spinal cord stimulators (scs) are best at treating? Typically scs is good at treating neuropathic pain disorders, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Stretched spine: Tethered cord syndrome is where the spinal cord is stretched because it failed to grow along with the rest of the spine. The cord is attached to the s ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Massage: Should do no harm.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal fusion: A spinal fusion does not normally cause muscle strain
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: It is best for persistent leg pain after failed surgery.
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