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Is There A Cure For Central Cord Syndrome
Yes/no: Central cord syndrome is basically a force injury to the spinal cord. Usually when someone has this injury it was the result of a fall. This can happen if someone has a normal spinal canal but more oftern it happens because there is stenosis at baseline. This should be corrected to stop further injury. The timing of the surgery depends on the surgeon. The symptoms improve at a variable rate. ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Central cord syndrome is characterized by weakness ue>le, with urinary retention and sensory loss below the level of the lesion. The arms and hands maybe paralyzed or moderately weak, the legs may be severely weak or minimally weak. The accuracy of the neurologic exam in the first week is more important in prognosis than imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The main treatment for central cord syndrome is rehabilitation which consists of physical and occupational therapy as well as speech therapy if there are swallowing difficulties. The physical therapist deals with movement and improving independence in all movement activities. The ot deals with so called activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. A rehab md coordinates. ...Read more
Stop causative drug: Sticky skin syndrome (or "acquired cutaneous adherence") is a rare side effect of certain drugs, usually etretinate, which is used to treat psoriasis. Also reported with ketoconazole (an anti-fungal) and some chemotherapy agents. If you're taking any of those drugs, ask your doctor about stopping it. If not, you probably have something else, and you'll need to see a dermatologist to find out what. ...Read more
Yes, in infants.: Flat back of the head is called plagiocephaly. The most common cause by far is babies laying on their backs. "back to sleep" is the right thing to do as this clearly prevents sudden infant death syndrome. Usually the flat head will self resolve with less time spent on the back, or helmeting can be considered if the problem is severe. ...Read more
Spinal, brain pain: Central pain is pain originating from the spinal cord, brainstorm or brain. ...Read more
Fasciotmy: First you need your compartment pressures checked when you are having symptoms to make sure that you have the correct diagnosis. Your muscles are separated into compartments by tissue called fascia. An orthopedic surgeon cuts the fascia and you should not get increased pressures after that. I had this done 12 years ago have not had a problem since. ...Read more
No: Morquio's syndrome (referred to as mucopolysaccharidosis IV or morquio's) is an autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharide storage disease (see also lysosomal storage disorder), usually inherited. It is a rare type of birth defect with serious consequences. Because it is genetic, there is no cure, but it can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy. ...Read more
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