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spinal cord effacement

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Smith
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: : Can be very problematic with leg and back pain requiring treatment. It is almost normal for all human beings to have some l5/s1 and l4/l5 facet arthr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Pain.: Protrusion of a disc which is in between 2 vertebrae can irritate the spinal cord or nerves. This can produce severe back pain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It means that the : Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touchin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
17 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not very: The spinal cord is roughly 18 inches long and somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in diameter. It extends from the foramen magnum (the giant hole at t ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irfan Lalani
21 years experience Neurology
Cord Injury: Its a generic term used for injury to the spinal cord. Usual causes include infection, trauma, autoimmune/inflammatory and from multiple sclerosis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Many: Definition of the word injury is important. Spinal cord can be damaged by trauma, compression, infection, decreased blood supply, autoimmune disorder ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Many functions.: The spinal cord is essentially the information highway from the brain to the body and vice versa. Without the spinal cord, your brain would not be abl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
17 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Spinal fluid (CSF): Cerebrospinal fluid is produced deep in the brain and then flows down and out around the spinal cord, bathing the brain and cord in protective fluid. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Yo-El Ju answered
15 years experience Neurology
Medulla: In old anatomy, medulla spinalis refers to the spinal cord and medulla oblongata refers to the back part of the brain (that is now commonly referred t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Moderate: Fortunately, the bones in the spine give us pretty good protection and spinal cord injuries are much less common than things like broken wrists, colla ... Read More

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