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Category Archives: Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Spinal Cord Injury Types of Injury, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 12:47 am

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, as many as 450,000 people in the U.S. Continue reading

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Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Treatment & Rehab …

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Treatment of spinal cord injury may involve medication, and surgery, and always requires physical therapy. Spinal cord injury may be due to either traumatic or non-traumatic causes. Non-traumatic causes of spinal cord injury occur over time and include arthritis, cancer, infection, blood vessels problems, bleeding, and inflammation. Continue reading

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Spinal cord injury – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

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Overview A spinal cord injury damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal (cauda equina) often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. If you’ve recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem like every aspect of your life has been affected. You might feel the effects of your injury mentally, emotionally and socially. Continue reading

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Spinal cord injury – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

Posted: June 17, 2018 at 2:41 am

Diagnosis In the emergency room, a doctor may be able to rule out a spinal cord injury by careful inspection and examination, testing for sensory function and movement, and by asking some questions about the accident. But if the injured person complains of neck pain, isn’t fully awake, or has obvious signs of weakness or neurological injury, emergency diagnostic tests may be needed. These tests may include: A few days after injury, when some of the swelling may have subsided, your doctor will conduct a more comprehensive neurological exam to determine the level and completeness of your injury Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation – BrainAndSpinalCord.org …

Posted: June 16, 2018 at 1:40 am

The Acute Phase During the acute phase, it is very important that the person receive prompt medical care. The faster the person accesses treatment, the better his or her chances are at having the least amount of impairment possible Continue reading

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Treatment for Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries | SpinalCord.com

Posted: June 3, 2018 at 9:44 pm

Doctors and researchers are working perilously toward advancements in the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries. In recent years, groundbreaking new technologies have been developed, decreasing the rates of fatality, and giving hope for future advancements that are still to be uncovered. While there is still no assured way to reverse damage to the spinal cord, opportunities such as promoting cell regeneration and other ways to improve nerve function, are promising forms of treatment for improving the patient’s quality of life Continue reading

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Spinal cord – Wikipedia

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:47 pm

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the lumbar region of the vertebral column. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). Continue reading

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C3, C4, & C5 Vertebrae Spinal Cord Injury | SpinalCord.com

Posted: May 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm

The C3, C4, and C5 vertebrae form the midsection of the cervical spine, near the base of the neck. Injuries to the nerves and tissue relating to the cervical regionare the most severe of all spinal cord injuries because the higher up in the spine an injury occurs, the more damage that is caused to the central nervous system. Depending on the how severe the damage to the spinal cord is, the injury may be noted as complete or incomplete. Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury Presentation and Treatment | Bone and Spine

Posted: May 25, 2018 at 6:41 am

Spinal cord injury is term used for spectrum of insults to the spinal cord which results in either temporary or permanent loss of function of the affected area of the cord. Spinal cord works to relay motor and sensory signals to the peripheral organs Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury Information: Levels, Causes, Recovery

Posted: April 28, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Answers to Common Questions About Spinal Cord Injuries Shepherd Center knows that you and your loved ones have many questions about spinal cord injury. Here are answers to help you learn more: Click To Learn More About Each Spinal Cord Injury Topic Every year, about 17,500 people in the United States sustain a spinal cord injury. Continue reading

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