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what are the causes of a spinal stroke

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
17 years experience Neurology
Rehab: While fairly uncommon, spinal strokes do happen. First of all, it is important to understand the reason why it happened in order to prevent another on ... Read More

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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Maybe: Depending on the optic nerve issue, spinal tap could look for infectious etiology, increase intracranial pressure issues such as pseudotumor cerebri, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes. : You can lower your risk of having a stroke by modifying risk factors, such as weight, diet, exercise, smoking, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Your ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
BRAIN: The term "stroke" refers to an apoplectic event causing brain injury due to acute decrease in blood flow due to a variety of causes. Although, vascul ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, can happen: On occasion, a stroke might involve the thalamic area of brain causing a de-afferentation syndrome, or "thalamic pain syndrome". Painful spasms due t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Causes of a stroke: The causes of a mini stroke or TIA are the same as the causes of a regular stroke- high blood pressure, arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, smoking, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Risk factors include: Hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats (especially triglycerides), high homocysteine, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse (especially sympat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
For stroke info: See stroke.Org.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Most : Most strokes are caused either by blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. About three quarters of strokes occur when a blood clot closes ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dozens of things: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, whi ... Read More
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