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How Big Is The Spinal Cord
I has a big lump of back of thigh.Previously the same happened on backside i.E across the spinal cord.Doctors removed it then.Plz suggest something.
Many Possibilities: No way to tell from a distance, but if localized to skin, sebaceous cyst (sebaceous drainage duct blocked) or lipoma (localized benign growth of subcutaneous fat) are common possibilities. While sebaceous cysts can be drained, both can recur if not physically removed with considerable care. Experienced examiner can usually identify basis fairly easily ; best you study ; learn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord injury: Anything that can cause pressure, gradually or suddenly, may injure the spinal cord. That would include arthritis, herniated disc, tumor, infections. Instability would allow the cord to be stretched or bruised: after trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, surgery. Vascular abnormalities could interfere with spinal cord circulation like a stroke. Abnormal spinal fluid flow could cause internal cord damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 able to control the movements of your body, and sensation input from your body could not reach your brain. For example: hand touches hot stove-->body sends information to brain (along spinal cord)-->brain tells body to get hand off stove. ...Read more
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. It is primarily water with ions (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium), protein, glucose, and other trace substances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much too common: Since many spinal cord injuries result in permanent numbness, weakness, and even paralysis, it is important to protect your spinal cord. Avoid high risk behaviors and be smart. During summer months especially we see spinal cord injuries from jumping head first into shallow pools or rivers, and from high speed car/motorcycle accidents, often with alcohol involved. Be safe! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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