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what to do if i have spinal strokes?

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
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 one from happening. Second, intensive rehabilitation (physical and occupational therapy) are needed to regain function.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Spinal cord strokes: A spinal stroke is special because it can be related to low blood pressure or vascular changes around the spinal cord. People do not normally have multiple spinal strokes. Spinal strokes are otherwise prevented like other strokes. Their care may be a little different due to symptoms caused by spinal cord disease can be different than those from brain disease. e.g. Bowel and bladder function

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