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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Transverse Myelitis : Describes spinal cord inflammation which can cause leg weakness and/or numbness, bladder or bowel problems, and difficulty with gait. Causes include ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: It can even lead to death. It can lead to paralysis, weakness, numbness and tingling, and many other problems. Sometimes full recovery is possible.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Myelitis: Multiple sclerosis can present with a partial transverse myelitis; neuromyelitis optica; viral post infectious or acute transverse myelitis; sarcoido ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
MS myelitis: Two lesions in the spine are very strongly suggestive of ms absence of brain lesion does not rule out ms check with a good neurologist so u can be tre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Transverse myelitis: With chronic involvement one sees urinary retention and spasticity with sensory deficits below the level of involvement.
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor!: If you need anything medically related, start w/your family physician. Think of him/her as your team's coach, putting the right players (specialists) ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
36 years experience Pain Management
Spinal Cord Injury: Spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine includes treatment of conditions associated with SCI including spasticity, bowel and bladder issues, pain, and loss ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Gustafson
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No they are not: The surgeon operates to stabilize and decompress the injured anatomy of the spine. The specialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine refers to physicians w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Spinal surgery means just that: surgery on the spine, this could potentially include surgery for traumatic injuries to the spinal column or spinal cor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on disease: Myelitis- inflammation of the spinal cord is treated in several different ways depending on the reason for the inflammation. It could be treated with ... Read More
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