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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Overview)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes neurological and other symptoms.


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What specialists deal with spinal cord disease?

What specialists deal with spinal cord disease?

See below: Neurologists manage nonsurgical spinal cord problems such as MS , stroke, transverse myelitis. Neurosurgeons manage surgical problems such as tumors, trauma, disc herniations. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
84 doctors shared insights

Spinal Cord Disease (Overview)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes neurological and other symptoms.


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If you take super horny goat weed and stop takeing it can you get a spinal cord disease?

If you take super horny goat weed and stop takeing it can you get a spinal cord disease?

No: No, that shouldn't happen. The herb "super horny goat weed" doesn't affect the central nervous system. It is reportedly a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
Daily
Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What specialists deal with spinal cord disease?

See below: Neurologists manage nonsurgical spinal cord problems such as MS , stroke, transverse myelitis. Neurosurgeons manage surgical problems such as tumors, trauma, disc herniations. ...Read more

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What is spinal cord disease, other than an injury or trauma?

What is spinal cord disease, other than an injury or trauma?

Many: These include infections, tumors, strokes, inflammatory disorders, polio, als, transverse myelitis, and many others. There are vascular diseases, autoimmune disorders, and other syndromes/diseases which can affect the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
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Get an Xray/MRI if not better in 6 weeks
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See a spine specialist if not better in 6 weeks
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What is the name of that spinal cord disease als?

What is the name of that spinal cord disease als?

A few terms: Spinal muscular atrophy refers to a childhood disorder of motor nerve cells. Primary lateral sclerosis is a focal form of ALS which can involve spinal cord. Primary muscular atrophy is another term indicative of a varying location, within cord, sparing upper nerve cells. ...Read more

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If you take super horny goat weed and stop takeing it can you get a spinal cord disease?

No: No, that shouldn't happen. The herb "super horny goat weed" doesn't affect the central nervous system. It is reportedly a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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What are the most common spinal cord lesions/diseases in infants?

What are the most common spinal cord lesions/diseases in infants?

Type 0 SMA: is the most common. The literature suggests there should be absent reflexes but this is not always the case. Autosomal dominant condition with 1/80 carrier state. There is a blood test for this. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Myelopathy (Definition)

Myelopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in the spinal cord. There is a large range of causes such as viral infections and trauma. Movement and sensation may ...Read more