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Medicine for inflammation of the spinal cord

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Inflammation : Definition of inflammation of the spinal cord could be a very long list of causes. But in short inflammation is some sort of irritation to the cord th... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Myelitis: Multiple sclerosis can present with a partial transverse myelitis; neuromyelitis optica; viral post infectious or acute transverse myelitis; sarcoido... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Transverse myelitis: With chronic involvement one sees urinary retention and spasticity with sensory deficits below the level of involvement.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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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Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Gustafson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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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