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  • patients with spinal cord i
  • Improvements in the treatment of the chronic stages of the disease include the surgical management of syringomyelia, late post-traumatic deformity, and pain control has also been achieved.Increased survival for patients with spinal cord injury has focused the health care industry to develop strategies to enhance the quality of life via improvements, which range from lighter wheel chairs to development of fertility programs for the spinal cord injured patient. (spine.org)
  • Treatment for patients with spinal cord injury often involves stabilizing the injured spine. (spine.org)
  • epidural
  • Epidural cooling saddles, surgically placed over acutely traumatized spinal cord tissue, have been used to evaluate potentially beneficial effects of localized hypothermia, with and without concomitant glucocorticoids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spine
  • For example, if the cord compression is in the lower part of the spine, then parts of the legs may be affected with numbness, tingling and loss of power and movement. (encyclopedia.com)
  • As part of the surgical treatment the spine may be re-aligned or bone may be removed from the spinal canal to decompress the spinal cord. (spine.org)
  • brain
  • When the spinal cord is damaged, the communication between our brain and the rest of our body is disrupted, resulting in a loss of movement and sensation from below the level of injury. (spinal.co.uk)
  • The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve fibers, no thicker than the human thumb, that links the brain with the rest of the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In short, the spinal cord carries all of the information that enters and exits the brain. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The spinal cord functions by transmitting ascending impulses to the brain and descending impulses from the brain to the body. (which.net)
  • In lower segments of the spinal cord, there is less white matter because there are fewer axons traveling to and from the brain. (washington.edu)
  • The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). (wikipedia.org)
  • At this time neurostimulation for the treatment of pain is used with nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and motor cortex stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Damage to the spinal cord impairs its ability to transmit messages between the brain and parts of the body below the level of the lesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurological
  • The 3G Arrow Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchair with TrueTrack is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The 3rd Hand Small Electronics Mount is an extension arm for wheelchair accessories designed for use by individuals with mobility or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The clinician uses the patient's neurological exam, age, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the spinal cord, and other clinical data to guide the patient and his family on the expected outcome for a specific injury. (spine.org)
  • Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) or occult spinal dysraphism sequence refers to a group of neurological disorders that relate to malformations of the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • Thus, depending on which angle the spinal cord is compressed from, a person could experience numbness versus a loss of the ability to control muscles (often seen as an odd limp), depending on which area is compressed. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The area of skin innervated by a specific spinal nerve is called a dermatome, and the group of muscles innervated by a single spinal nerve is called a myotome. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurons
  • Since these neurons are traveling "up" the cord, they are often referred to as ascending tracts. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of nerve signals from the motor cortex to the body, and from the afferent fibers of the sensory neurons to the sensory cortex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dermatome
  • Symptoms suggestive of cord compression are back pain, a dermatome of increased sensation, paralysis of limbs below the level of compression, decreased sensation below the level of compression, urinary and fecal incontinence and/or urinary retention. (wikipedia.org)
  • pathophysiology
  • Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a clinical entity which is manifested by progressive motor and sensory changes in: legs incontinence back of leg pain scoliosis In order to understand the pathophysiology that is involved in a tethered spinal cord, the reduction/oxidation ratio as to be used in vivo of cytochrome alpha and alpha 3 to signal the oxidative metabolic functioning in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • 2017. Cadotte DW, Cadotte A, Cohen-Adad J, Fleet D, Livne M, Mikulis D, Fehlings MG. Resolving the anatomic variability of the human cervical spinal cord: a solution to facilitate advanced neural imaging. (wikipedia.org)
  • survival
  • The median survival of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression is about 12 weeks, reflecting the generally advanced nature of the underlying malignant disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • fertility
  • Even though sex and fertility can be affected, both spinal cord injured men and women can go on to have satisfying sex lives and many may become parents. (spinal.co.uk)