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A 47-year-old member asked:

I had a whip lash injury at work. doctors did mri found small focus on demyelination. please explain to me what this means.?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
This might be serios: Serious ask your doctors it is not normal to find a focus of increased signal in yuor cord. This can be from many things. Ask your doctors.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Nerve covering: Myelin is the fatty sheath that surrounds each one of your nerves. Demyelination is a loss of that fatty sheath.Nerves can be demyelinated by injury or for example in medical problems such as multiple sclerosis.Winding this needs to be followed up with your doctor.
Last updated Nov 14, 2012

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