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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Lipoma: Back problems do not cause shortness of breath nor should a lipoma of the spinal cord.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pilonidal cyst: You could have a pilonidal cyst . See your doctor for help.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Location: A lipoma should not effect an epidural. I suppose if it was large and right over the spinal chord that could be an issue.
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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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Most often trauma: Trauma can either sever the nerves or cause enough inflammation and swelling that a section can die off, with same results. Other things, such autoimm ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Bad Prognosis: If spinal cord is severed, all functions inferior will be essentially ablated, and paralysis, sensory perception loss, and bowel/ bladder function wil ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Not all: Check your make and model and then consult the specific website for recall info.
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurosurgeon.: Neurosurgeons generally do this.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: If you half of the cord damaged? You will lose the function belong to that part of the cord.

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