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What can injure the spinal cord?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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In brief: Many

Definition of the word injury is important.
Spinal cord can be damaged by trauma, compression, infection, decreased blood supply, autoimmune disorder etc etc.

In brief: Many

Definition of the word injury is important.
Spinal cord can be damaged by trauma, compression, infection, decreased blood supply, autoimmune disorder etc etc.
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