A 34-year-old member asked:
could past spinal trauma be causing my ms like symptoms?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
TOUGH AREA: First, not fully clear if non-penetrating trauma ever has caused or worsened ms, and the american academy of neurology does not feel there is sufficient evidence to indicate causation. Yet injury to the spinal cord may cause damage that could fluctuate such as a spinal stenosis and might mimic ms. This really deserves a more direct approach as you could have both. See a neurosurgeon..
Answered on Dec 2, 2013
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