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What is spinal cord insult

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 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 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:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not yet I am: Sorry to say. This is something medicine is working on very hard right now with stem cells and grafts, but the science just is not there yet.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lengle
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
TECHNIQUE: The lumbar puncture is performed below the level of the spial cord. The nerve roots are usually mobile and are pushed out of the way by the needle.
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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

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