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Medicine For Tethered Cord
I have T5-6 Extrusion onto a tethered cord causing high grade cord compression, effacement and flattening. is there a pain solution other than drugs?
Tethered spinal cord: Not an easy question to answer - sounds like you have significant cord compression and need some surgical options considered. The pain is from the compression of the roots and cord - I would suggest a consultation with a neurosurgeon to discuss the various options of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A tethered spinal cord is when the spinal cord becomes attached to tissue around the vertebral column, most commonly at its base. Consequently, the spinal cord cannot move freely within the canal of the vertebral column. This may cause the spinal cord to stretch out as the vertebral column grows, leading to possible nerve damage, pain and other symptoms. In most cases, the condition becomes worse over ...Read more
Quite rare: The spinal cord gradually moves up the spinal canal with growth. If the cord (filum terminale) that connects it to the bottom of the spine is too tight, traction develops with growth. Mri can show thick cord and low lying cord that may need surgery to release. Incontinence and difficulty in use of the legs may develop to indicate need for surgery. If no symptoms, no need to treat. ...Read more
Tethered spinal cold: A tethered spinal cord is when the spinal cord becomes attached to tissue around the vertebral column, most commonly at its base. Consequently, the spinal cord cannot move freely within the canal of the vertebral column. This may cause the spinal cord to stretch out as the vertebral column grows, leading to possible nerve damage, pain and other symptoms. In most cases, the condition becomes worse over time, requiring surgical correction. ...Read more
Spinal cord problems: The syndrome results from a stretching of the spinal cord which may be clinically manifest by pain, weakness, sensory changes, gait disturbance, or bowel and bladder dysfunction. The symptoms will often present after growth of the patient which may result in further stretching of the spinal cord. Sometimes repetetive movements may also trigger the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord low: In fetal life, the spinal cord segments line up with the vertebral segments. As a child grows, the end of the cord rises. In a tethered cord, it is fixed in place and cannot rise. As a result the cord is put on stretch. Consequences include problems with bladder and bowel function when your would have expected toilet training would be completed. ...Read more
Tethered Spinal Cord: Syndrome refers to ~ 6 congenital spinal cord anomalies as well as trauma to or surgery of the spinal cord. Neurological & musculoskeletal signs & symptoms, therefore, vary with age & developmental stage. An older child or adult can manifest bladder & bowel incontinence, weakness, numbness, pain &, in kids, progressive deformities of the legs & feet, difficulty standing or walking & back pain. ...Read more
Tethered cord: Tethered cord is a term used to described the spinal cord being "tethered" a situation where it is too low in the lumbar region. Normally the cord ends at what we call the t12-l1 level, anything below the L2 is considered tethered meaning too low. The decision to surgical treat this, or untreated the cord is based on the child's neurological symptoms. ...Read more
Will evokes potential studies help in the diagnosis of tethered cord? I have low lying conus and all neuro SX. Now waiting for this nerve test. Thanks
Maybe it can help: The neurologist or neurophysiologist will know more details about this. In a 2015 publication, researchers said the characteristics of the evoked potentials from the posterior tibial nerve appeared different between the Tethered Cord Syndrome patients and the control patients who did not have the syndrome... thus evoked potiential testing may help decide if a patient has a tethered cord. ...Read more
My daughters buttcrack is crooked at the top along with a dimple looking area in the middle of the crooked part, could it be a tethered cord, she is 2?
Ask her doc: This is an occasional finding in otherwise normal infants but one that I always monitor a little closer than others. Since the studies to pick up a tether are not all that reliable until they are a little older, there is no hurry to do invasive studies. ...Read more
Rarely associated: Most sacral dimples are not symptomatic and do not require evaluation or treatment. Only rarely are sacral dimples associated with a tethered cord. If you have symptoms such as feeling weak or numb in legs, if there are issues with bladder or bowel control, you should have it evaluated - usu including MRI or CT. Size of dimple, hair association, and skin discoloration also offer some hints. ...Read more
I was told two days ago that I may have a tethered cord, is there any exercises I can do to help with the pain I have an MRI next wed.
Varied symptoms: These varied symptoms cannot be tied together by one diagnosis. A ruptured or bulging disk may account for back and leg symptoms, but look for other causes of muscle cramps and other diffuse aches. After your MRI of the lower back, a neurosurgeon can advise you re diagnosis and treatment options. I suggest you also see your physician or a rheumatologist to investigate the other complaints. ...Read more
Yes: There are several potential causes of tethered cord and many of them have nothing to do with spina bifida. It can be sorted out with a good neurologic exam and perhaps an MRI of the lumbar spine. Tethered cord is not common however, and there are many much more common reasons to have pain or weakness in the legs (if that is what you are experiencing). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 4 years old. she was diagnosed with tethered cord syndrome when she was around 9 months old. she's has had a tethered cord release, but?
Its a stretch: since the cord is tethered at the exact opposite end (the tail) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2565560/ ...Read more
I hv spinal cord adult teratoma with tethered cord syndrome opetated before two months.Can i ride bicycle or motor bike.Pl suggest?
How sensitive is MRI for tethered cord? I have ALL SX of TCS & MRI showed ‘slightly low conus at L2’ but no other pathology. Likely to be tethered?
MRI is the: imaging test of choice for tethered cord. The conus at L2 is borderline. Usually with a tethered cord, there are other MRI findings associated with the tether. Also, some of the symptoms of tethered cord are non specific and overlap with other entities. Talk to your doc about whether your constellation of symptoms is consistent with tethered cord syndrome, and the significance of the MR finding. ...Read more
Do you think weight loss could help adult tethered cord syndrome causing fleeting waxing and waning neuro symptoms. Before surgery?
Weight loss ?: "Tethered cord syndrome" is primarily restricted to nerve roots emerging from the spinal cord, which produces varied types of nerve conduction symptoms. Weight loss would have minimal to no effect on this condition, but if surgery is considered, weight loss will assist with making the surgical approach more efficient. ...Read more
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