Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
Inflammation of the joints of the SPINE, the intervertebral articulations.
Drugs that are used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
Inflammation of the SACROILIAC JOINT. It is characterized by lower back pain, especially upon walking, fever, UVEITIS; PSORIASIS; and decreased range of motion. Many factors are associated with and cause sacroiliitis including infection; injury to spine, lower back, and pelvis; DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS; and pregnancy.
Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
A SMN complex protein that is essential for the function of the SMN protein complex. In humans the protein is encoded by a single gene found near the inversion telomere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5. Mutations in the gene coding for survival of motor neuron 1 protein may result in SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD.
A complex of proteins that assemble the SNRNP CORE PROTEINS into a core structure that surrounds a highly conserved RNA sequence found in SMALL NUCLEAR RNA. They are found localized in the GEMINI OF COILED BODIES and in the CYTOPLASM. The SMN complex is named after the Survival of Motor Neuron Complex Protein 1, which is a critical component of the complex.
A SMN complex protein that is closely-related to SURVIVAL OF MOTOR NEURON 1 PROTEIN. In humans, the protein is encoded by an often duplicated gene found near the inversion centromere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5.
A familial disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by the onset of progressive CHOREA and DEMENTIA in the fourth or fifth decade of life. Common initial manifestations include paranoia; poor impulse control; DEPRESSION; HALLUCINATIONS; and DELUSIONS. Eventually intellectual impairment; loss of fine motor control; ATHETOSIS; and diffuse chorea involving axial and limb musculature develops, leading to a vegetative state within 10-15 years of disease onset. The juvenile variant has a more fulminant course including SEIZURES; ATAXIA; dementia; and chorea. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1060-4)
Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
The immovable joint formed by the lateral surfaces of the SACRUM and ILIUM.
A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)
Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.
Any compound that contains a constituent sugar, in which the hydroxyl group attached to the first carbon is substituted by an alcoholic, phenolic, or other group. They are named specifically for the sugar contained, such as glucoside (glucose), pentoside (pentose), fructoside (fructose), etc. Upon hydrolysis, a sugar and nonsugar component (aglycone) are formed. (From Dorland, 28th ed; From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed)
Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.
A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE that is the source of bryodin 1 (a ribosome-inactivating protein).

Spinal epidural abscess associated with epidural catheterization: report of a case and a review of the literature. (1/1040)

We describe a 53-year-old man who developed a catheter-related epidural abscess 8 days after left upper lobectomy for lung cancer. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected in a culture of the epidural pus. Magnetic resonance imaging was essential for the diagnosis of epidural abscess and for determining the extent of spread. The patient was treated by laminectomy and administration of appropriate antibiotics, with almost complete recovery, except for urinary retention. A literature search yielded 29 additional cases of catheter-related epidural abscess. The median duration of catheterization was 4 days and the median time to onset of the clinical symptoms after catheter placement was 8 days. Eleven of the 30 patients had some underlying disorders, including malignancy or herpes zoster, or were receiving steroids. Nine of the 10 patients with thoracic epidural abscess had persistent neurological deficits, whereas 12 of the 15 patients with lumbar epidural abscess showed a full recovery after treatment. Surgical decompression was not required in six patients without significant neurological deficits, who recovered following antibiotic treatment (four patients) or percutaneous drainage (two patients). Thoracic catheters are associated with a disproportionately high incidence of epidural abscess and persistent neurological sequelae following treatment.  (+info)

A five-year assessment of controlled trials of in-patient and out-patient treatment and of plaster-of-Paris jackets for tuberculosis of the spine in children on standard chemotherapy. Studies in Masan and Pusan, Korea. Fifth report of the Medical Research Council Working Party on tuberculosis of the spine. (2/1040)

In two centres in Korea 350 patients with a diagnosis of tuberculosis of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine were allocated at random: in Masan to in-patient rest in bed (IP) for six months followed by out-patient treatment or to ambulatory out-patient treatment (OP) from the start; in Pusan to out-patient treatment with a plaster-of-Paris jacket (J) for nine months or to ambulatory treatment without any support (No J). All patients recieved chemotherapy with PAS with isoniazid for eighteen months, either supplemented with streptomycin for the first three months (SPH) or without this supplement (PH), by random allocation. The main analysis of this report concerns 299 patients (eighty-three IP, eighty-three OP, sixty-three J, seventy No J; 143 SPH, 156 PH). Pre-treatment factors were similar in both centres except that the patients in Pusan had, on average, less extensive lesions although in a greater proportion the disease was radiographically active. One patient (J/SPH) died with active spinal disease and three (all No J/SPH) with paraplegia. A fifth patient (IP/PH) who died from cardio respiratory failure also had pulmonary tuberculosis. Twenty-three patients required operation and/or additional chemotherapy for the spinal lesion. A sinus or clinically evident abscess was either present initially or developed during treatment in 41 per cent of patients. Residual lesions persisted in ten patients (four IP, two OP, one J, three No J; six SPH, four PH) at five years. Thirty-two patients had paraparesis on admission or developing later. Complete resolution occurred in twenty on the allocated regimen and in eight after operation or additional chemotherapy or both. Of the remaining four atients, all of whom had operation and additional chemotherapy, three died and one still had paraparesis at five years. Of 295 patients assessed at five years 89 per cent had a favourable status. The proportions of the patients responding favourably were similar in the IP (91 per cent) and OP (89 per cent) series, in the J (90 per cent) and No J (84 per cent) series and in the SPH (86 per cent) and PH (92 per cent) series.  (+info)

Extradural inflammation associated with annular tears: demonstration with gadolinium-enhanced lumbar spine MRI. (3/1040)

Annular tears are manifest on MRI as the high-intensity zone (HIZ) or as annular enhancement. Patients with annular tears may experience low back pain with radiation into the lower limb in the absence of nerve root compression. Inflammation of nerve roots from leak of degenerative nuclear material through full-thickness annular tears is a proposed mechanism for such leg pain. The aim of this study is to illustrate the appearance of extradural enhancement adjacent to annular tears in patients being investigated for low back pain with radiation into the lower limb(s). Sagittal T1- and T2-weighted spin echo and axial T1-weighted spin echo sequences were obtained in eight patients being investigated for low back and leg pain. In all patients, the T1-weighted sequences were repeated following intravenous gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA). Annular tears were identified at 12 sites in eight patients. Extradural inflammation appeared as a region of intermediate signal intensity replacing the fat between the posterior disc margin and the theca, which enhanced following Gd-DTPA. The inflammatory change was always associated with an annular tear, and in four cases directly involved the nerve root. Enhancement of the nerve root was seen in two cases. The findings may be relevant in the diagnosis of chemical radiculopathy secondary to inflammation at the site of an annular leak from a degenerating disc.  (+info)

Can autologous bone culture predict spinal fusion capacity? (4/1040)

The capacity of the individual patient to initiate osteoblast proliferation as a predictor for successful lumbar spinal fusion has not yet been reported. The objectives of this study were, first, to analyze the relationship between in vitro osteoblast proliferation and clinical bony fusion in the individual patient in order to predict the fusion outcome and, second, to measure the effect of preoperative tobacco smoking on osteoblast proliferation. Sixty-one patients (mean age 46 years) underwent posterolateral lumbar fusion in the period 1994-1995. Thirty-eight patients received CD pedicle screw implants and 23 received posterolateral fusions alone. During surgery, autogenous iliac bone was harvested and 1 g of trabecular bone without blood or bone marrow was then isolated for cell culturing. The cultures were classified as excellent (confluence within 4 weeks), good (confluence between 4 and 6 weeks) and poor (no or poor growth). Spine fusion was evaluated by two independent observers from plain anterior-posterior, lateral, and flexion/extension radiographs taken 1 year postoperatively, and the functional outcome was measured by the Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ). Twenty-three patients had excellent, 19 good, and 19 poor in vitro osteoblast proliferation. Bony fusion was obtained in 77% of patients: 83% in the CD instrumentation group and 70% in the non-instrumentation group (NS). There was no significant correlation between osteoblast proliferation and spinal fusion or functional outcomes when analyzing the CD instrumentation and non-instrumentation groups together or separately. Elderly patients had a significantly poorer osteoblast proliferation than younger patients (P < 0.008). Preoperative tobacco consumption had no discernible effect on osteoblast proliferation, and no correlation between smoking and fusion was found. Further refinement of autologous osteoblast culturing may provide a biological tool for selection of patients who require biological enhancement of their bone fusion capacity. The poorer osteoblast proliferation related to advanced age supports the important negative biological influence of age on bony fusion. However, with more sensitive testing and better discrimination, other results are possible - or can in any event not be excluded.  (+info)

Pulmonary embolism caused by acrylic cement: a rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty. (5/1040)

A pulmonary embolus of acrylic cement was present in a 41-year-old woman with Langerhans' cell vertebral histiocytosis (LCH) after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Chest radiograph and CT confirmed pulmonary infarction and the presence of cement in the pulmonary arteries. She was treated with anticoagulants, and responded favorably. This rare complication occurred because perivertebral venous migration was not recognized during vertebroplasty. Adequate preparation of cement and biplane fluoroscopy are recommended for vertebroplasty.  (+info)

Fungal spinal osteomyelitis in the immunocompromised patient: MR findings in three cases. (6/1040)

The MR imaging findings of fungal spinal osteomyelitis in three recipients of organ transplants showed hypointensity of the vertebral bodies on T1-weighted sequences in all cases. Signal changes and enhancement extended into the posterior elements in two cases. Multiple-level disease was present in two cases (with a total of five intervertebral disks involved in three cases). All cases lacked hyperintensity within the disks on T2-weighted images. In addition, the intranuclear cleft was preserved in four of five affected disks at initial MR imaging. MR features in Candida and Aspergillus spondylitis that are distinct from pyogenic osteomyelitis include absence of disk hyperintensity and preservation of the intranuclear cleft on T2-weighted images. Prompt recognition of these findings may avoid delay in establishing a diagnosis and instituting treatment of opportunistic osteomyelitis in the immunocompromised patient.  (+info)

Segmental spinal dysgenesis: neuroradiologic findings with clinical and embryologic correlation. (7/1040)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Segmental spinal dysgenesis (SSD) is a rare congenital abnormality in which a segment of the spine and spinal cord fails to develop properly. Our goal was to investigate the neuroradiologic features of this condition in order to correlate our findings with the degree of residual spinal cord function, and to provide insight into the embryologic origin of this disorder. We also aimed to clarify the relationship between SSD and other entities, such as multiple vertebral segmentation defects, congenital vertebral displacement, and caudal regression syndrome (CRS). METHODS: The records of patients treated at our institutions for congenital spinal anomalies were reviewed, and 10 cases were found to satisfy the inclusion criteria for SSD. Plain radiographs were available for review in all cases. MR imaging was performed in eight patients, one of whom also underwent conventional myelography. Two other patients underwent only conventional myelography. RESULTS: Segmental vertebral anomalies involved the thoracolumbar, lumbar, or lumbosacral spine. The spinal cord at the level of the abnormality was thinned or even indiscernible, and a bulky, low-lying cord segment was present caudad to the focal abnormality in most cases. Closed spinal dysraphisms were associated in five cases, and partial sacrococcygeal agenesis in three. Renal anomalies were detected in four cases, and dextrocardia in one; all patients had a neurogenic bladder. CONCLUSION: SSD is an autonomous entity with characteristic clinical and neuroradiologic features; however, SSD and CRS probably represent two faces of a single spectrum of segmental malformations of the spine and spinal cord. The neuroradiologic picture depends on the severity of the malformation and on its segmental level along the longitudinal embryonic axis. The severity of the morphologic derangement correlates with residual spinal cord function and with severity of the clinical deficit.  (+info)

Epidurography and therapeutic epidural injections: technical considerations and experience with 5334 cases. (8/1040)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Even in experienced hands, blind epidural steroid injections result in inaccurate needle placement in up to 30% of cases. The use of fluoroscopy and radiologic contrast material provides confirmation of accurate needle placement within the epidural space. We describe our technique and experience with contrast epidurography and therapeutic epidural steroid injections, and review the frequency of systemic and neurologic complications. METHODS: Epidural steroid injections were performed in 5489 consecutive outpatients over a period of 5 1/2 years by three procedural neuroradiologists. In 155 cases (2.8%), the injections were done without contrast material owing to either confirmed or suspected allergy. The remaining 5334 injections were performed after epidurography through the same needle. Patients and referring clinicians were instructed to contact us first regarding complications or any problem potentially related to the injection. In addition, the referring clinicians' offices were instructed to contact us regarding any conceivable procedure-related complications. RESULTS: Only 10 patients in the entire series required either oral (n = 5) or intravenous (n = 5) sedation. Four complications (0.07%) required either transport to an emergency room (n = 2) or hospitalization (n = 2). None of the complications required surgical intervention, and all were self-limited with regard to symptoms and imaging manifestations. Fluoroscopic needle placement and epidurography provided visual confirmation of accurate needle placement, distribution of the injectate, and depiction of epidural space disease. CONCLUSION: Epidurography in conjunction with epidural steroid injections provides for safe and accurate therapeutic injection and is associated with an exceedingly low frequency of untoward sequelae. It can be performed safely on an outpatient basis and does not require sedation or special monitoring.  (+info)

Cervical spine disorders are illnesses that affect the cervical spine, which is made up of the upper first seven vertebrae, encasing and shielding the spinal cord. This fragment of the spine starts from the region above the shoulder blades and ends by supporting and connecting the Skull. The cervical spine contains many different anatomic compositions, including muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints. All of these structures have nerve endings that can detect painful problems when they occur. Such nerves supply muscular control and sensations to the skull and arms while correspondingly providing our bodies with flexibility and motion.[1] However, if the cervical spine is injured it can cause many minor or traumatic problems, and although these injuries vary specifically they are more commonly known as cervical spine disorders as a whole.[1] It is through upper frontal chest discomfort (also known as cervical angina) and scapular pains which signs of cervical spine disorders are shown. In 1937 a ...
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Degenerative lumbar spine disorder is one of the most common causes of low back pain and neck pain. The book covers relevant anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, chain of events in degenerative lumbar spine disorder, clinical examination, diagnosis, conservative treatment, and recent advances to support triangular lumbar spine distraction. Backaches are classified based on the pain originating from spine and its contents and from outside of spine. Degenerative lumbar spine originates from spine. Chain events that are involved in degenerative lumbar spine disorder are changes in intervertebral disc and loss of balance between proteoglycan catabolism. Clinical examination of low back pain includes observation, palpation, and examination of movements such as passive and active, special tests, neurological examination. Diagnosis of lumbar spine disorder can be performed by various tests example plain radiography, scintigraphy, myelography, computerized axial tomography, and discography. The book also
The research is about a prospective study conducted in patients suffering from dysphagia and cervical spine disorders and how they are interrelated. Three questionnaires have been given to patients with neurologic deficits, the first of these investigates the occurence of dysphagia in the three stages of swallowing, the second looks into the quality of life following a stroke or other neurologic damage and the third analyses how cervical spine disorders can affect every day life. After the bedside examination, VFSS or FEES, the patients are submitted to swallowing and cervical resistance exercises in fixed time periods after their hospitalisation. The results will be collected and evaluated using the statistical programme SPSS ...
Genomic spine disorders have a basis in heredity which is something beyond the control of the individual. Typically, the patient with a underlying genomic spine disorder can, however, determine their future progress based on their willingness to commit to self-administered spine health programs. In this regard the keys to success involve the following:. Number one on the list is to not be a cigarette smoker. It has been well established that cigarette smokers have up to a 3 to 4 times higher incidence of disc degeneration than normal individuals. Number two on the list is good nutrition and a daily self-administered health program involving optimal body weight associated with good muscle tone and flexibility based on exercise, particularly swimming, the maintenance of good core body strength, the frequent utilization of safe spinal traction and exercise devices such as a Roman Chair:. Remarkably, there are many professional athleteswho have underline genomic spine disorders. These are the ...
Besides headaches, a back or spine disorder is among the most typical health issues affecting four of each and every five people. Spine disorders can span across days or perhaps days. This will depend on the seriousness of your problem how lengthy the discomfort may last. There are lots of signs and symptoms and results in of back problems, as much as 100 signs and symptoms have been discovered to become connected using the spine.. And for those who have mid back discomfort problems, then it is important that you should understand how to select the right bed mattress for spine disorders providing your spine using the necessary support it requires during rest.. How To Pick The Bed mattress. Memory foam. This can be a specifically designed kind of bed mattress to look after and treat a variety of spine problems. Attempt to go for individuals coil count with a minimum of 300 and above. Coil count refers back to the quantity of thread counts and it is a sign of the caliber of the bed mattress. The ...
Sometimes we discover spine disorders at birth due to abnormal leg or bladder function, an obvious physical deformity of the spine, or pain. Usually, we can see the spinal cord of children born with spina bifida or myelomeningocele on the surface of their lower back. We can also detect a spine disorder if your child has a fatty mass deep within the skin in the lower back, a small hole, patch of hair, or skin discoloration in the lower back, or malformations of the urologic and digestive tracts. If a child has a spine disorder left untreated, the child may develop difficulties walking or urinating, or experience pain in the lower back or legs.. To diagnose the underlying cause of your childs symptoms, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination, including an examination of all organ systems. Your physician may order X-rays, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging to confirm the diagnosis.. ...
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Ron Riesenburger, MD, has expertise in treating patients with spinal conditions. This includes the treatment of degenerative spinal diseases, such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerves, and scoliosis. He has expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery as well as in complex deformity correction for scoliosis and kyphosis. After completing a neurosurgery residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Riesenburger pursued a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation specializing in all aspects of spine surgery. He is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center and associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. His research interests include optimizing pain control following minimal access lumbar fusion (TLIF) surgery, optimizing pain control following osteoporotic compression fractures, and improving osteotomy techniques/strategies for the treatment of the recurrently tethered spinal cord. Dr. Riesenburger is board certified in Neurosurgery ...
Human Spine Disorders illustrates how ones posture changes due to different types of spinal disorders as well as various causes of back pain.
The Spinal Surgery Outcomes Laboratory seeks to understand how various spinal surgical procedures and disease management strategies affect patient clinical outcomes. By applying statistical methodologies to large patient data sets we hope to discover novel findings that help advance spine surgery clinical practice and improve patient outcomes. Current research areas include: minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, spinal infections, spinal deformity and degenerative spinal disease.. ...
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This study published was published in the peer-reviewed journal Spine by Kenneth Heithoff and associates in 1994. These physicians were the pioneers who first brought disease entities such as Juvenile Discogenic Disease (JDD) to the attention of the medical establishment through spine imaging. Heithoff, who founded the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Minneapolis, was also one of the first radiologists in the United States to apply CT as well as MRI imaging for the purpose of identifying genomic spine disorders. It continues to be clear that JDD is but one part of the spectrum of genomic spine disorders and is frequently seen in association with other congenital abnormalities (the Zebra Phenomenon principle).. The authors experience confirms that the majority of all patients (most particularly young individuals) presenting with significant back complaints have some form of an underlying genomic spine disorder. It is now clear that about 80% of patients being advised to have spinal ...
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under hemodialysis (HD) are at greater risks of infectious spondylitis (IS), but there is no reliable predictor that facilitate early detection of this relatively rare and insidious disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records from patients with ESRD under HD over a 12-year period was performed at a tertiary teaching hospital, and those with a first-time diagnosis of IS were identified. A 1:4 propensity score-matched case-control study was carried out, and baseline characteristics, underlying diseases, and laboratory data were compared between the study group and the control group, one month before the date of diagnosis or the index date respectively. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients with IS were compared with 64 controls. After adjustment, recent access operation (odds ratio [OR], 13.27; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.53 to 49.91; p < 0.001), degenerative spinal disease (OR, 12.87; 95% CI, 1.89 to 87.41; p = 0.009), HD ...
A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins growing and spreading in the spinal columns or spinal cords. The unusual tissue builds up from abnormal cells that multiply quickly in a specific region. Tumors generally are broken down into categories known as benign, meaning non-cancerous, or malignant, meaning cancerous, and also primary or secondary. Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region.[9] Symptoms for spinal tumors may vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the health of the patient. Back pain is the most common symptom and it can be a problem if the pain is severe, has a time frame that lasts longer than it would for a normal injury, and becomes worse while laying down or at rest. Other symptoms, excluding back pains, are loss of muscle function, loss of bowel or bladder function, pain in the legs, scoliosis, or even unusual sensations in the ...
Spine surgeons at North Central Surgical Center Hospital in Dallas, Texas treat back pain including abdominal disorders, spine tumors, spinal disorders and inflammation of the spinal nerves.
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As the man getting civilized, so are the diseases and so are the advancements in the treatments. In a world of stress and competition, diseases are more frequent as body undergoes a functional imbalances. But thanks to the medical scientists and the strenuously working doctors and paramedics for shielding the mankind with their innovative treatment approaches in curing the diseases. Medical sciences in recent years have grown up extensively in order to ease and comfort the patient suffering. One such new advancement in the field of medical sciences is spinal surgery with minimally invasive techniques which has helped to overcome the chronic backaches ...
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I am a 45 yr old single mom. I have 2 active children 10 and 8. I always remember having back pain. Scoliosis was the first one found when I was in 6th grade. I always remember waking up stiff as a child. I also remember times when my back would hurt so bad I stayed in bed for days. Back then you did not go the doctor unless you were really sick. I did go to a doctor for my back once when I was 12 or so. I had exercises to do but never went for a follow up. Now I have to plan every thing I do around pain meds. I really am just so tired of it all ...
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Best spine clinic across globe to cure spine diseases. Dr. Arvind Bhave is a spine problem specialist, has an experience of more than 20 years in spine surgery and spinal disease cure. Spine clinic at Bhave hospital is leading spine surgery clinic in India.
Spinal conditions and disorders are wide ranging and varied. They can indicate treatments ranging from NSAIDs through to posterior lumbar fusion surgery. Read more about possible treatments here. Book a consultation with Mr. Annis to see what treatment would be best for your spinal condition.
An understanding of the role of the primary spine practitioner is best understood from the following:. This individual, the primary spine practitioner (PSP), is provided specific training, tools and support to augment existing attributes regardless of the providers specific discipline. The PSP role allows for the existing professional workforce to be re-purposed and fill the need for first contact, best evidence, low cost management of all spine related disorders regardless of severity.1. Spine-related disorders are among the most debilitating and costliest health conditions our society faces. Over the past three decades, we have witnessed exponential growth of costs related to spine disorders, with current estimates approaching $90 billion a year. These direct costs of diagnosing and managing spine disorders include a 400 percent increase in opiate use, 200 percent increase in spine fusion surgery and 600 percent increase in use of epidural steroid injections. We have seen the indirect ...
The Stanford Neurological Spinal Disorders team provides comprehensive neurosurgical spine care to treat a wide range of spinal disorders in adults and children. Each year we treat thousands of patients with spinal disease and deformity. Our devoted multi-disciplinary team offers patients the highest level of expertise and latest technologies, and is comprised of experts in the fields of spinal reconstruction, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive surgery, radiosurgery, pain management, and psychiatry. Additionally, our surgeons and scientists collaborate on translational research projects, and are at the forefront of using innovative tools, such as robotics and virtual reality, to improve outcomes and achieve the best possible care for our patients. ...
The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease and disorders. Read more here. ...
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For Ginger, a lover of horses and those who care for them, a lumbar fusion has restored feelings of well-being shes long missed-and some shed never even known.
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Have you tried acupuncture? It works! At the very least it will help with your pain and help promote healing. How much water do you drink daily? Do you drink a lot of caffeine? I am asking this because dessication is dryness and dehydration is a major cause of pain. I am not saying it is THE cause, but if you arent drinking at least 8-10 cups of water a day it may be making your symptoms worse. Allopathic medicine is atrocious IMO when it comes to dealing with back pain. Surgery helps MAYBE 40% of people and often causes MORE problems post should always be a last resort! Please try acupuncture. Visit to find a practitioner near you. Ask if they offer a sliding scale fee - many do. Best ...
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.. Study Status:. ...
i have been to the nuerosurgeon and am now being reffered to a nuerologistthe nuerosurgeon said my symptoms point to a lesion at c6 but nothings there plus stated to me its a mystery last couple weeks i have started to have spasm movement in my legs and arm and and a couple times my arms and lesg at the same timewhen i stretch my legs my right leg shakes badlytotally unsure whats happening and specialists are mistified to whats happeninghavent been to doctors yet about the movement spasmsif anyone has any ideas to what it maybe please postby what the nuerosurgeon says its not something that can be fixed by surgery or that theres nothing in scans that show a ause for such ...
This information is not designed to replace a physicians independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problem. SpineUniverse does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use of the site is conditional upon your acceptance of our User Agreement ...
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a minimally invasive treatment for spinal conditions at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WA.
Spinal Injury Treatment Thoracic Spine Thoracic inter-vertebral joint dysfunction and Costo-vertebral dysfunction Mid Back and chest pains are not as common as
Degenerative spinal conditions refer to a gradual loss of normal structure and/or function of the spine over time. Dr Jeremy Wang offers foraminotomy and spinal fusion in Houston, TX.
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Objective. Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) are frequently misdiagnosed and patients often receive anti-inflammatory drugs for their back pain. We studied the impact of these medications. Methods. We performed a prospective study enrolling patients with PVO and categorized them depending on their drugs intake. Then, we compared diagnosis delay, clinical presentation at hospitalization, incidence of complications, and cure rate. Results. In total, 79 patients were included. Multivariate analysis found no correlation between anti-inflammatory drug intake and diagnosis delay, clinical presentation, complications, or outcome. Conclusion. Anti-inflammatory drugs intake does not affect diagnostic delay, severity at diagnosis, or complications of PVO.
Mutations in SEPN1 cause congenital muscular dystrophy with spinal rigidity and restrictive respiratory syndrome. Moghadaszadeh, Behzad; Petit, Nathalie; Jaillard, Céline; Brockington, Martin; Roy, Susana Quijano; Merlini, Luciano; Romero, Norma; Estournet, Brigitte; Desguerre, Isabelle; Chaigne, Denys; Muntoni, Francesco; Topaloglu, Haluk; Guicheney, Pascale // Nature Genetics;Sep2001, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p17 One form of congenital muscular dystrophy, rigid spine syndrome (MIM 602771), is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by early rigidity of the spine and respiratory insufficiency. A locus on 1p35-36 (RSMD1) was recently found to segregate with rigid spine muscular dystrophy 1 (ref. 1).... ...
Some of the most common spinal disorders include bulging discs, herniated discs, spinal osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, pinched nerves, bone spurs, degenerative scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and foraminal stenosis.. Experiencing stiffness or soreness in your back or neck? These are the first signs of degenerative spinal symptoms. If you suspect you have a spinal disorder, turn to Pain Relief Centers. We will identify exactly where your pain is coming from and how to effectively treat it.. ...
THORACIC HERNIATED DISC. Herniated Discs in the Thoracic region are relatively uncommon compared to the Cervical or Lumbar regions. The incidence in the USA is approximately is 1 in 1 million individuals per year with the Thoracic level accounting for 0.25-0.75% of all Disc Herniations. UNIQUE ANATOMICAL FEATURES. The Thoracic Spine is relatively inflexible and functions primarily to provide upright posture and to assist in weight-bearing of the Trunk, Head, and Upper Extremities. The Vertebral Bodies are taller posteriorly than anteriorly, resulting in an anterior concavity (called the Thoracic Kyphosis.). The Thoracic Spine is considered to be a more stable structure (compared to the Cervical and Lumbar regions) as a result of the connections of the Sternum (in the front of the Chest) and the Ribs which articulate with each Thoracic Vertebra. This stability also translates to the projected natural history of Herniated Thoracic Discs which are also unusually stable compared to Herniated ...
J. Scott Price, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He has a clinical interest in cervical spine disorders, thoracolumbar spine disorders, minimally invasive spine surgery, scoliosis, and pediatric spine conditions. He grew up locally, graduating from Juanita High School and attending the University of Washington. He enjoys skiing and marathon running throughout the United States. Dr. Price has traveled to both China and Lithuania on medical missions and has an active interest in overseas medicine. His interests also include outcomes research. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Medical Association.
Intervertebral Disc is the supporting Cushion like material between the vertebrae of the spine. In case of Slipped Disc, a segment of inner softer part of the disc bulges due to weakened outer part. This bulging disc might Press the nerves originating from the Spinal Cord leading severe Back and Leg Pain.. Injury:. Spine Injuries such as Sprains and Fractures can cause either short time or chronic back pain.. Spinal Diseases:. Diseases such as Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Arthritis including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Ankylosing Spondylitis & Spinal Stenosisare Spinal Diseases that cause back pain.. Book An Appointment ...
The achievement of a given change score on a valid outcome instrument is commonly used to indicate whether a clinically relevant change has occurred after spine surgery. However, the achievement of such a change score can be dependent on baseline values and does not necessarily indicate whether the patient is satisfied with the current state. The achievement of an absolute score equivalent to a patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) may be a more stringent measure to indicate treatment success.This study aimed to estimate the score on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI, version 2.1a; 0-100) corresponding to a PASS in patients who had undergone surgery for degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine.This is a cross-sectional study of diagnostic accuracy using follow-up data from an international spine surgery registry.The sample includes 1,288 patients with degenerative lumbar spine disorders who had undergone elective spine surgery, registered in the EUROSPINE Spine Tango Spine Surgery Registry.The main
WASHINGTON -- Treatment with the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) led to significant improvements in the symptoms and signs of axial spondyloarthritis, a researcher reported
Emerging Scientific Studies. Several scientific reports regarding Artificial Cervical Joint Devices have become available. One such initial long term follow-up for Artificial Disc Implantation was reported at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting held in San Francisco on 26 April 2006. The report was based upon a European Multi-center Study that was tabulated in Leuven, Belgium and consisted of 67 patients, some of whom have been monitored for up to 9 years. The authors identified several unanticipated consequences of the artificial disc that was used in this study (the Bryan-type device shown in Figures 15 & 16 above.) Whereas it was hoped that progression of Spondylosis (Bone Spur formation) at the adjacent Cervical Levels would be markedly reduced, if not aborted entirely, in actual fact there was progression of the Spondylosis at the adjacent level(s) in 20 of 38 patients (52.6%).. It appears that the device designers and manufacturers, have ...
The cervical spine syndrome The term cervical spine syndrome or cervical spine syndrome for short, summarizes typical symptoms that arise in the area of
At Mercy s Maryland Spine Center in Baltimore, our team of top rated spine doctors treat spine disorders like scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc disease.
Dr Michael Coroneos : Master CIME & Senior Neurosurgeon Booking details: Monday -Thursday please call 07-38319511 Friday please call 07-33441440 Dr Coroneos consults BOTH in the city at Silverton Place, Suite 73, 101 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane AND in the new Sunnybank Private Hospital Consulting suites ( Level 1, new street facing building with lots of close and free parking!) up the ramp at 245 McCullough Street, Sunnybank ( across from McDonalds) AND in Sydney . MCIME MB BS (1st Class Hons) 1980, FACS, FRCS(IRE), FRACS(AUS) , FRCS (EDIN) SN , FRCS(ENG),FRCS(Glasg), FWAMS, MAPS, MNSA, MNSQ: Senior Brisbane Neurosurgeon for balanced & experienced senior neurosurgical management in Queensland. Neurosurgical management of lumbar & cervical radiculopathy by decompression/ discectomy/ rhizolysis / fusion; spinal malignancy/ sepsis; peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes; brain tumours; neurotrauma. UQ1980(MB BS 1st Class Hons). Senior Brisbane Neurosurgeon: FRACS 1988 Neurosurgery
Stuart Braun, MD, Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics, and Director, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program, at Tufts Childrens Hospital at Tufts Medical Center, helps shed light on the condition and what a diagnosis could mean for children and their families, including orthopedic bracing and the potential social challenges.
When you need surgery to stop chronic back pain, minimally invasive surgery is the answer. Our specialists go through conditions this surgery treats, here.
Dr. Gupta, Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and Sachin Gupta have co-edited a book that presents several cases using the latest techniques for spinal surgery. Their goal is to share complex procedures and the outcomes, both successful and unsuccessful, to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience in the world of spinal surgery. They plan to publish additional collections in the future, to keep up with changing and emerging techniques.. More than 40 surgeons have contributed case details for surgeries to correct early onset scoliosis, pediatric spinal deformity, adult spinal deformity, trauma and tumors, and cervical spine disorders. Each case is presented in a less-formal style to make reading easier, and includes more than 500 photos and illustrations.. The book is available for purchase on ...
spinal condition. Listed: April 2015. Leo is a bright handsome boy and his development is on par with his peers. In his report from when he was five he was doing everything any child that age would do, knew his colors, could tell stories, could explain how things work, had learned to count and could do addition and subtraction. Hes described as outgoing and actively involved in running, jumping and climbing with the others in their outdoors games. Sometimes hes selected to be the teachers helper in his class at school, and hes well-liked by the aunties at the institution and by his classmates. Indoors, he likes to chill with his buddies watching cartoons. Hes been diagnosed with a spinal condition but hasnt had surgery and doesnt take medication for it, although it needs some management. Its reported that he especially enjoys being helpful to others.. ...
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On The Curvy Spine you can read all about my life and what its like to live with Scoliosis. Join.. me on an adventure through my past, as well as the continuous episodes of the present.. ...
Hip spine syndrome is often associated with hip arthrosis and degenerative spine disease affecting the older generation. However, it can also present in young athlete as well. This is a case of 32-years-old male, active body builder with herniated disc L3, L4 and L5 for 5 years presented with acute onset excruciating pain over the anterior portion of his left hip that was affecting his daily living. His clinical examination revealed a classical positive finding of Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) with positive hip provocation tests and MRI confirmed the diagnosis of acute left labral tear of the hip.
OC Regenerative Medicine uses a back arthritis and spine disease protocol with the goal of anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) providing relief. Treatment is targeted to the area of inflammation by using contrast enhanced MRI. The planning MRI allows precise targeted delivery of the SVF using image guided injection. This is outpatient takes approximately 3 hours including SVF harvesting and procurement. Ultrasound is used in targeting and deployment at OC Regenerative Medicine like no other center in the world for deploying SVF into backs meaning the entire procedure can be accomplished without the use of ionizing radiation. ...
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An internal brace system includes a pair of implantable rods for mounting on either side of the spinal column co-extensive with a portion of the spinal column to be treated. Transverse bars rigidly connect the rods together in spaced-apart parallel arrangement to provide a unitary internal brace stabilizing structure. Pairs of anchors in the form of cuffs are provided with one of each pair on respective transverse processes of each selected vertebra in the portion of the spinal column to be treated. A flexible first tie member extends from each anchor cuff to a sleeve on a respective rod on either side of the spinal column for retaining individual vertebra in a predetermined location relative to the internal brace system and against torsional forces applied through the spinal column. A further anchor is provided on the spinous process of the selected vertebra. Second flexible tie members extend from the respective cuffs on the transverse processes to the anchor on the spinous process in order to prevent
DFW Center for Spinal Disorders Herniated Disc - Our practices serves Fort Worth, Irving, Arlington and surrounding areas in Texas.
INTRODUCTIONThere is a growing appreciation of the significance of the intervertebral disk in its relationship to spinal disease. When it is remembered that the
A spinal fixation apparatus and method wherein various elements are mounted to the vertebra and the sacrum of a spine and are selectively interconnected to achieve a predetermined fixation and/or correction of a particular spinal condition. The apparatus includes pedicle screws, bone screws, sacral rods, sublaminar hooks, spinous process hooks, longitudinal rods, lateral rods, universal interlinks, rod clamps, and pedicle screw anchors, all of which can be readily interconnected into a predetermined construct as a spinal fixation apparatus. A burr guide apparatus is provided to prepare the access site for a pedicle screw and a sacral screw guide is used to accurately align the pilot holes for the sacral screws.
Dr. Paul B. Canale, MD, is a Spine Surgeon in Daphne, AL who treats various spine disorders. Research his practice, specializations, and request an appointment.
Dr. Bryce Benbow is a board certified, fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeon in Dallas, Texas who treats all aspects of spinal diseases and degenerative disorders of the thoracic, cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Benbow specializes in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery for comprehensive treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He provides the most advanced techniques and cuttingedge technology in caring for his patients. His use of endoscopic techniques minimizes damage to soft tissues and muscle, eliminating the need to remove bone or ligaments, and essentially eliminates postoperative scarring, thus minimizing postoperative pain and recovery time. This allows patients to return to an active, pain-free lifestyle much quicker.. Dr. Bryce Benbow is a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon with the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute. ...
Spinal disorders are widespread and affect always more people thus the entire Civil Society; back pain is the second reason responsible for absenteeism from work after the common flux. While the constant drive for the development of always more sophisticated spine surgery technologies is skyrocketing, there is no obvious additional healthcare benefit; spine surgery revision rate remains high - about 10-15% at 10 years. The global population is currently undergoing an upward shift in its age structure due to decreasing fertility rates and increasing life expectancy. As a result, clinicians worldwide will be required to manage an increasing number of spinal disorders specific to the elderly and the aging of the spine. Elderly individuals pose unique challenges to health care systems and to spinal physicians as these patients typically have an increased number of medical comorbidities, reduced bone density mass, more severe spinal degeneration and a greater propensity to falls 1). Value can be ...
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Back Surgery or Spine Surgery is a procedure to change a patients anatomy, such as removing a herniated disc that is causing pain, to provide pain relief. Spine surgery comes with risk of complications. Here are the list of NYC best hospitals for spine surgery and list of top spine surgeons in nyc. I have created this list of Best Spine Surgeons and Hospitals in NYC to help you out to choose your surgeon. Youll find a list of specialties, type of treatment and contact details for spine surgeons or spine surgery hospitals in NYC. ...
All 7 patients with RA were Bio-naive, received the biosynthetic DMARDS and achieved remission in 3 months. Pre treatment average DAS score was 5.65 and 3 months following treatment, the average DAS 28 score was 2.01, which shows significant improvement. The girl with SLE has responded dramatically following Mabtas therapy. In the Spondyloarthropathy group, all but one had spinal disease only. Pre treatment average BASDAI was 6.64 and 3 months following biosimilars BASDAI was 2.6. To date no infective complications were reported. All are maintained on oral DMARDS either Methotrexate or Leflunomide without steroids. ...
When should I consider surgery?. Surgery is indicated when conservative therapy fails, the patient becomes dysfunctional and/or the patient is experiencing progressive neurological problems.. Surgery is typically the last resort when it comes to treating spinal conditions in the neck or back. If various minimally invasive and non-operative treatments have been attempted without improvement and the patients condition worsens over time, then surgical treatment may be recommended. The decision for surgery should be individualized to the patient, the patients symptoms and the patients level of function.. Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?. The field of minimally invasive spine surgery continues to grow and many surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. Certain conditions may require an in-patient/open procedure, such as a severe scoliosis, spinal tumors and some infections. Your surgeon will review all procedure options with you.. Do I need an MRI, CAT Scan and/or an ...
OAB is complex. The most widely known symptom is urge incontinence: having to rush to the toilet as soon as the warning of the need to pass urine, but often leaking before getting there. In most cases, the cause is unknown and may happen at any age, but it can also occur as a result of neurological and spinal diseases and trauma to the brain or spine. However, there is also urgency, which is the same need to rush to the toilet, but without actually leaking. The other parts of the syndrome are frequency (needing to pass urine more than the average five or six times a day, on a regular basis) and nocturia (needing to get up at night - once or twice a night is normal, especially in older people, but more than that is a problem).. Bedwetting ...
Our very good friend Eric Williams (Captain Black of Captn Blacks Sea Dogs) is having to have back surgery to combat spinal disease. Currently he is unable to work, and they are having a hard time making ends meet between medical bills and ...
Result of Treatment for Elderly Patient with Hip FractureResults of Treatments for Spinal Disease Patients Hip fracture in the elderly is one of the common…
Liii, roof of, ivory exostosis growing from into orbital and cranial cavities, removed -, wounds of, que followed by blindness, Ophth. Now, though of great value, this application of physical laws to the elucidation of pulmonary diseases, for diagnosis and prognosis, yet the late famous clinical teacher, Thomas Watson, said, in speaking of pulmonary disease:It may seem paradoxical, but the very perfection of the physical diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, has often constituted an impediment to their treatment. Spinal diseases taken collectively, as a whole, of the present century, as were maladies of the lungs dosage before the days of Lsennec.. They should side be used cautiously in old people with high temperatures. I have had one hundred and fourteen pounds of meal carried away probenecid in one day. Colbenemid - paul Bert noted that muscular activity disappeared after scorpion toxaemia, and that the muscles failed to respond to strong induction currents. HARRINGTON'S SEEN IN TBE ...
In 1885 the Santa Claus Society, a childrens charity, began selling toys at Christmas for children in hospital (later suitable gifts for adults were also provided). It was difficult to find long-term convalescent beds for children with hip and spinal diseases, so the Society decided to open up its own home in a private house in South Grove (later renamed Highgate West Hill). Treatments, such as were available, were aimed at preventing the children from becoming hopeless cripples ...
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Inspired Spine makes minimally invasive keyhole spinal care easy on you.. Inspired Spine is a total spine care provider dedicated to relieving chronic back-pain with the least invasive treatment possible. We are changing the standard of care for the most complex spinal conditions with our unique keyhole spinal fusions - minimally invasive keyhole outpatient procedures that make your recovery faster and easier. ...
Plymouth Bay Orthopedics offers a variety of treatment options for all spinal conditions. Click to learn more about Spondylolisthesis symptoms and treatment options in Duxbury and Sandwich, MA.
Our New York City spine specialists at WCM Center for Comprehensive Spine Care can treat various spinal conditions. Call us at (888) 922-2257!
Spinal fluid IgG antibodies from patients with demyelinating diseases bind multiple sclerosis-associated bacteria Abstract A ... Magnesium in Infectious Diseases in Older People (2021) Reduced magnesium (Mg) intake is a frequent cause of deficiency with ... Vitamin D and Disease Severity in Multiple Sclerosis-Baseline Data From the Randomized Controlled Trial (EVIDIMS) Front Neurol ... Department of Neonatology, Childrens Hospital of Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Neonatal Diseases, National Health ...
I continue to read articles regarding environmental factors that contribute to arthritis and other spinal degenerative diseases ... there is most definitely a link between diet and degenerative diseases, including degenerative disc disease (see this link);. ... Before surgery: severe spinal stenosis C5/C6 (cord flattened per stateside doc), + for Hoffmans & Babinskys. At time of ... Before surgery: severe spinal stenosis C5/C6 (cord flattened per stateside doc), + for Hoffmans & Babinskys. At time of ...
And in both cases, the brains and spinal cord of the adult are encased in a bony cage that is quite opaque. For humans, this ... If you could see neurons firing in real time, at micron scales you, can see how brain diseases, and disorders effect the brain. ... And in both cases, the brains and spinal cord of the adult are encased in a bony cage that is quite opaque. For humans, this ... My main goal is to treat brain disease, and disorders, and to understand how neurons form memories.. To see what groups of ...
arms, and in some cases it was injected by spinal puncture. If the subjects contracted the disease, they were given antibiotics ... the disease could be established, what dosages of penicillin actually cured infection, and to understand the process of re- ... inmates, mental patients and soldiers - with venereal diseases in what was meant as an effort to test the effectiveness of ... of the Centers for Disease Control. He prodded the government to investigate. In the 1940s, Professor Reverby said, the United ...
We also discuss the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases. ... Spinal injury regeneration hope. Scientists believe they are ... Spinal injuries are difficult to treat because the body cannot repair damage to the brain or spinal cord.. We are very hopeful ... Paul Smith, of the Spinal Injuries Association, said medical advances meant that spinal injuries had ceased to be the terminal ... Paul Smith, Spinal Injuries Association. However, trials have yet to begin in patients.. Lead researcher Professor James ...
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An out of doors worker has been recognized with and handled for Lyme disease and continues to have non-particular symptoms. ... Specific vestibular tests (See Appendix 7-G) embody analysis of the vestibular spinal reflexes, the vestibular ocular reflexes ... Table 21 lists selected sexually transmissible microorganisms and the diseases they cause. With respect to different so matic ... Other etiologies may include intestinal disease situations or anatomic abnormalities, endocrinopathies, chronic or prolonged an ...
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The #5 spinal surgeon in US said to me, Your condition is severe. But, I am not going to operate. Medical studies show you ... Age: 62; Peyronies Disease diagnoses: MAR 2019; Onset: Immediate & severe; Treatment: Xiaflex, APR 2019 to present, slow & ...
Lunden continues to be an advocate for those diagnosed with the disease, making trips to Capitol Hill, and as a special ... Connors Cure was created as a fund within Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support pediatric brain and spinal ...
Lunden continues to be an advocate for those diagnosed with the disease, making trips to Capitol Hill, and as a special ... Connors Cure was created as a fund within Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support pediatric brain and spinal ...
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  • Some other spinal diseases include spinal muscular atrophy , ankylosing spondylitis , lumbar spinal stenosis , spina bifida , spinal tumors , osteoporosis and cauda equina syndrome . (
  • The panel members review a pipeline medication, risdiplam, and provide some final thoughts on the future of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment. (
  • John Brandsema, MD, introduces us to nusinersen, an FDA-approved treatment option for spinal muscular atrophy. (
  • Experts review the goals of treatment for patients with spinal muscular atrophy and the multidisciplinary management of symptoms. (
  • The panel shed a light on the economic burden of spinal muscular atrophy and the challenges of trial design. (
  • John Brandsema, MD, discusses the diagnostic process for spinal muscular atrophy, including the different functional motor scales used to measure patient function. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by a loss of certain nerve cells called motor neurons. (
  • Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy a Disease of Sensory Neurons? (
  • Far from being sick, motor neurons in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy are actually raring to fire. (
  • The work helps answer a longstanding puzzle in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): How do people and mice get so weak, even though their motor neurons remain relatively plentiful? (
  • diagnosis of juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremities (JMADUE) also known as Hirayama disease. (
  • Hirayama disease is a rare condition.1 It is also known as juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremities (JMADUE), monomelic amyotrophy, benign focal amyotrophy, juvenile asymmetric segmental spinal muscular atrophy and juvenile muscular atrophy of unilateral upper extremity.2 Hirayama et al. (
  • In December 2016, pharmaceutical giants Biogen announced that Nusinursen, an antisense oligonucleotide also known as Spinraza received FDA approval for all types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. (
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy is an autosomal recessive degenerative genetic disorder and is considered the #1 genetic cause of infant death. (
  • Kennedy's disease is a rare genetic condition also known as Kennedy's syndrome, Spinal bulbar muscular atrophy or SBMA. (
  • Paucity of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein triggers the oft-fatal infantile-onset motor neuron disorder, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). (
  • Hoo F, Hasan Sumon M, Basri H, Wan Sulaiman W, Stanslas J, Zaman Hashim H, Young CA. Androgen-modulating agents for spinal bulbar muscular atrophy/Kennedy's disease. (
  • SILVER SPRING, Md. , May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), the first gene therapy approved to treat children less than two years of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most severe form of SMA and a leading genetic cause of infant mortality. (
  • Diseases affecting the lower motor neurons are characterized more by muscular atrophy (wasting) and fasciculations (brief, spontaneous contractions of muscles). (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited form of motor neuron disease that affects children. (
  • Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy t. (
  • New York NY March 8 2010 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of m. (
  • New York, NY, March 8, 2010 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of many serious disorders for which prenatal testing is available. (
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of infant death worldwide, is an early-onset, autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of spinal α-motor neurons. (
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a leading genetic cause of infant death worldwide, alongside cystic fibrosis. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy-type I or Werdnig-Hoffman disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of childhood that causes profound weakness and death from respiratory failure, typically by the age of 2 years in the absence of mechanical ventilation. (
  • The spinal muscular atrophies (SMA) are a spectrum of inherited neuromuscular diseases caused by the degeneration of anterior horn cells. (
  • 13- 18 Indeed, respiratory support has become a more commonly accepted option for victims of spinal cord injury, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the milder, later onset forms of SMA. (
  • STRASBURG, PA- A natural history study has provided the first comprehensive clinical description of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) within the Amish and Mennonite communities and correlates ancestral chromosome 5 haplotypes and SMN2 copy number with disease severity. (
  • Seven heterogeneous trials on spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and nerve compression permitted limited conclusions. (
  • Some of the common cervical spine diseases include degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, and cervical disc herniation. (
  • Those are symptoms of cervical stenosis disease. (
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis is classified as a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar region of the vertebrae. (
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis is very prevalent with 9.3% of the general population producing symptoms and the number is continuing to rise in patients older than 60. (
  • Leg claudication may indicate lumbar spinal stenosis, especially if accompanied by weakness or numbness. (
  • Patients with cervical spinal stenosis can present with arm wasting and/or atrophy (ie, lower motor neuron changes) from anterior horn cell or root involvement and leg stiffness and/or spasticity (ie, upper motor neuron changes). (
  • Is the surgery you are discussing, surgery for the spinal stenosis or a fusion? (
  • Patients can suffer disk herniations, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), formation of bone spurs, etc. (
  • For example, if you have osteoarthritis , herniated nucleus pulposus ( ruptured disc ), spinal stenosis , degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis , spinal arachnoiditis, or vertebral fracture, this listing will be used to make your medical determination for Social Security disability. (
  • 3. Lumbar spinal stenosis resulting in pseudoclaudication, evidenced by findings of medically acceptable imaging, manifested by chronic nonradicular pain and weakness, that results in an inability to ambulate effectively (i.e. use of prescribed cane, crutches, or even wheelchair). (
  • Other neurologic and orthopedic disorders that can mimic the signs of degenerative myelopathy include intervertebral disc disease, tumors of the spinal cord, degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, and advanced hip dysplasia. (
  • In younger dogs such as Great Danes less than two years of age, wobbler disease is caused by stenosis (narrowing) of the vertebral canal related to degeneration of the dorsal articular facets and subsequent thickening of the associated joint capsules and ligaments. (
  • These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. (
  • [ citation needed ] Only a few symptoms occur for one with this disease, which include feeling tired in the spinal region or backaches. (
  • [9] Symptoms for spinal tumors may vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the health of the patient. (
  • This constellation of symptoms is called spinal shock. (
  • Patients who suffer from Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and those with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report similar symptoms. (
  • Levels of 2 proteins in cerebrospinal fluid could potentially be used to identify people with Alzheimer's disease before they show clinical symptoms, according to a new study. (
  • Symptoms generally appear after age 60, but the disease is thought to begin years, perhaps even decades, earlier. (
  • Today doctors can diagnose Alzheimer's disease only after symptoms have become noticeable. (
  • Because of the time lag before Alzheimer's symptoms appear, it's been difficult for researchers to determine whether this method would be useful for detecting the disease in its earliest stages. (
  • Human primitive spinal cord cells delayed symptoms and paralysis by a week when implanted in the spinal cord of rats destined to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers from Johns Hopkins report. (
  • Targeting inflammation through diet in patients after spinal cord injury could help with depressive symptoms. (
  • During his presentation, Dr. Stupp allowed a rare glimpse into ongoing research with collaborators in Mexico and Canada, showing the impressive visual of mice recovering from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease after being exposed to the bioactive nanostructures developed in Stupp's laboratory at Northwestern University. (
  • The main symptoms of the disease are decreasing memory, ability to reason, creative abilities and learning powers. (
  • Symptoms of Parkinson s disease are correctable to an extent. (
  • Kennedy's disease can usually be diagnosed based on symptoms, but genetic testing may be ordered in order to confirm a diagnosis. (
  • A specialist can provide a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease based on an analysis of medical history and a physical examination in addition to descriptions of the symptoms present. (
  • Spinal TB patients typically present with back pain but other constitutional or pulmonary symptoms may be absent, rendering the diagnosis difficult. (
  • Many medications are on the market to treat the condition, but research has shown that occupational therapy can help improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as well. (
  • When present, symptoms usually occur when the cysts compress the spinal cord or other nearby nerves. (
  • [1] [2] Although there is disagreement in the medical community regarding when to treat spinal intradural arachnoid cysts, the need for treatment generally depends on the size and location of the cyst and whether or not it is causing symptoms. (
  • This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. (
  • For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. (
  • People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. (
  • Do you have more information about symptoms of this disease? (
  • The clinical symptoms of Rosai-Dorfman disease are fever, general malayse, weight loss, and nocturnal diaphoresis. (
  • Persons with symptoms of meningococcal disease should see a doctor immediately. (
  • Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life--whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. (
  • The symptoms of this progressive disease may include lesions, hairly patches, tumors on the lower back, foot and spinal deformities, weakness in the legs, low back pain and incontinence. (
  • This delay in the appearance of symptoms is related to the degree of strain placed on the spinal cord over time which may become more evident during sports and pregnancy. (
  • Pressure of fluid may cause cysts to form syringomyelia in the spinal cord which can lead to further loss of movement, feeling or the onset of pain or automatic symptoms. (
  • While in adults, surgery is done to free the spinal cord can reduce the size and further development of cysts in the cord and may restore some function or alleviate other symptoms. (
  • What are the symptoms of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome? (
  • Spinal Dysraphism is a non progressive disease and so symptoms will not get worse and it is not a painful disease. (
  • Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease! (
  • It causes symptoms similar to those of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. (
  • Symptoms vary depending on the type of the disease. (
  • A good neurologic examination as well as other tests such as electromyography (EMG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and spinal fluid analysis can be used to help rule out the other possible cause of the symptoms noted. (
  • Although deep brain electrical stimulation can alleviate the motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD), just a small fraction of patients with PD can take advantage of this procedure due to its invasive nature. (
  • The disease progresses to the front legs, but the symptoms are less severe. (
  • Treatment is either medical to control the symptoms, usually with corticosteroids and cage rest, or surgical to correct the spinal cord compression. (
  • In general, the higher the spinal lesion, the greater the functional impairment to the individual. (
  • In addition, respiratory distress or hypotension due to spinal shock may lead to a confusional state that may deviate attention to a brain lesion, prevent immediate diagnosis, and further contribute to worsening of the spinal lesion. (
  • The anterior cord syndrome is typically observed with anterior spinal artery infarction and results in paralysis with loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of the lesion and relative sparing of touch, vibration, and proprioception (because the posterior columns receive their primary blood supply from the posterior spinal arteries). (
  • These include the loss of muscle mass due to atrophy below the level of the spinal cord lesion, an increase in body fat, and a general decrease in the ability to maintain cardiovascular or aerobic fitness. (
  • Deficits are referable to a focal, often asymmetric, lesion in the spinal cord and rarely progress past 12 hr. (
  • Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and MRI, which shows focal T2 hyperintensity within the spinal cord with no compressive lesion. (
  • The diagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease is usually good, since 40 % of the patients present a spontaneous remission if they are treated with oral corticosteroids, even though the lesion can be managed with fractionated radiotherapy or with radical surgery. (
  • It is suggested that the finding of an inverted quadriceps jerk is evidence of a spinal cord lesion at 12, 3, 4 segmental level and has for the lumbar cord the same localising value as the inverted supinator jerk for the cervical cord. (
  • Neurological lesion localization refers to spinal cord segments. (
  • Lesion localization (affected spinal cord segments) and distribution (focal, multifocal, diffuse) within nervous system. (
  • The spinal-cord hyperintensity seen at the C5-C6 is suggestive of chronic lesion and most likely responsible for the chronic history of cervical pain, while the C5-C6 lesion was most likely responsible for the acute tetraplegia. (
  • If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. (
  • Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, and it can affect the spine (osteoarthritis in the spine is often referred to as spondylosis). (
  • [1] These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis . (
  • Spinal disease also includes cervical spine diseases, which are diseases in the vertebrae of the neck. (
  • Scoliosis is a common spinal disease in which the spine has a curvature usually in the shape of the letter "C" or "S". This is most common in girls, but there is no specific cause for scoliosis. (
  • Individuals with Myelomeningocele are born with an incompletely fused spine, and therefore exposing the spinal cord through an opening in the back. (
  • Previous studies which diagnosed spine diseases in the royal ancient Egyptian mummies used only X-rays. (
  • There are many non-surgical treatments available to prevent, halt and even reverse many spine diseases. (
  • Neoplastic disease creates a unique challenge when determining the relative stability of the human spine. (
  • Denis F. The three column spine and its significance in the classification of acute thoracolumbar spinal injuries. (
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. (
  • Spinal disease can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or lumbar (low back) spine. (
  • Also, when Rosai-Dorfman disease affects the spinal cord, it has an impact on the thoracic spine, which causes paraparesis, quadriparesis, and sensory disorder. (
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of CAM treatments consisting of herbal medicine, Chuna manual therapy, pharmacoacupuncture, acupuncture on lumbar and cervical spine pain patients due to spinal disease. (
  • Your one stop source for spinal disability evaluations, functional capacity assessments, ask the doctor, scoliosis, spine information, disability facts and business help or check out current news and contact information. (
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a painful condition most often caused by strenuous or repetitive heavy lifting or an injury such as a car accident, sports injury or serious fall that can affect the spine. (
  • The strain of lifting or injury can cause tears and trauma to the discs that separate the vertebrae in the spinal column, making them lose their elasticity and ability to flex, bend and protect the vertebrae and the spine. (
  • Degenerative disc disease is an aspect of osteoarthritis of the spine. (
  • Video assisted spinal cord decompression reduces surgical morbidity and speeds recovery in patients with metastasis. (
  • With any trauma, especially to the head or neck and with whiplash injury, spinal injury should be immediately suspected. (
  • The presence of priapism following the spinal shock phase indicates the presence of complete spinal cord injury and is a marker for the progression to complete cord injury. (
  • Our study is proof of principle, that neuronal stem cells do have potential in conditions caused by separation within the nervous system, whether by disease or injury. (
  • Astaxanthin attenuates neuroinflammation contributed to the neuropathic pain and motor dysfunction following compression spinal cord injury. (
  • CBD treatment attenuated the development of thermal sensitivity following spinal cord injury. (
  • The treatment of spinal cord injury presents major difficulties. (
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is perhaps the most devastating orthopedic injury, and with prolonged survival being the rule, rehabilitation of these injuries has an increasingly important role. (
  • The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (SCIRehab) project , a 5-year project led by the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System (RMRSIS) at Craig Hospital, used practice-based evidence (PBE) research to identify the rehabilitation interventions most strongly associated with positive outcomes. (
  • For further information on this topic, see Spinal Cord Injury . (
  • Spasticity is a common problem after a spinal cord injury. (
  • An injury that crushes or compresses the spinal cord can permanently damage the bundles of nerves that normally send messages between the brain and the rest of the body. (
  • People who suffer from severe spasticity resulting from cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury may be candidates for ITB Therapy. (
  • If you have spasticity due to spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, you may be considered for ITB Therapy if oral baclofen has not controlled your spasticity or has resulted in serious side effects that you cannot accept. (
  • Normally, oligodendrocytes die when exposed to proneurotrophins - precursor forms of neurotrophins that have been implicated as agents of tissue damage in multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Alzheimer's disease. (
  • Are you a paralyzed veteran or caregiver with a medical-related question about spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D)? (
  • Our teams of architects, advocates, and licensed medical professionals conduct routine site visits to 31 VA Spinal Cord Injury units and Long-term Care Centers to ensure quality care standards are met. (
  • Ongoing, we assist in the development, design, and organization structure for the Veterans Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D) Program. (
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) devotes its advocacy efforts to issues that affect our members as both veterans with spinal cord injury or disease and people with disabilities. (
  • Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in individuals after spinal cord injury. (
  • Recent research studies have found that people with spinal cord injury have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) at an earlier age than in the non-disabled population. (
  • In fact, it has been reported that cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for persons with a spinal cord injury of more than 30 years and for those people with SCI who are more than 60 years of age (Whiteneck). (
  • Contributing to the metabolic abnormalities are certain physical changes associated with spinal cord injury that increase the risk of CHD development. (
  • Recent studies by Bauman and Spungen demonstrated that people with a spinal cord injury who were less fit on a cardiovascular test were more likely to be insulin resistant. (
  • People with spinal cord injury must use appropriate prevention strategies to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. (
  • Work to maintain the highest level of physical fitness and activity possible with your level of spinal cord injury. (
  • Be aware that most height/weight charts are not accurate for determining the ideal weight in persons with spinal cord injury. (
  • For the past three decades, research has linked traumatic brain injury with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. (
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation puts most families in crushing debt. (
  • Price said the neurons they found appear to have many of the qualities desired for cells being used in development of therapies for slowly progressing, degenerative conditions like Parkinson's disease , Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis , and for damage due to stroke or spinal cord injury. (
  • The purpose of this study is to develop and field-test new tools for diagnosis and hazard assessment of cardiometabolic risk (CMR) in people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to advance the evidence base with much needed information on CMR and cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in people with SCI. (
  • A Spinal Cord Injury changes an individual's life in an instant - physically, emotionally and socially. (
  • Spinal cord injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord, and the level of the injury will dictate which bodily functions are altered or lost. (
  • A spinal cord injury is named for the lowest level of the spinal cord that still functions the way it did before injury. (
  • A complete injury cuts or squeezes all the UMNs running down the spinal cord. (
  • This kind of injury is found, for the most part, at the lower tip of the spinal cord, or the cauda equina. (
  • Immediately after a spinal cord injury, the spinal cord stops doing its job for a period of time called "spinal shock. (
  • The return of reflexes below the level of injury marks the end of spinal shock. (
  • Improving life for people with traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. (
  • Provides victims of spinal cord injury, paralysis, and quadriplegics with information for surviving spinal cord injury. (
  • Informational and support resource for survivors, family members, and all whose lives and experiences are affected by spinal cord injury. (
  • Helping individuals and families with spinal cord injury issues to make informed choices and take actions to achieve their highest level of independence and personal fulfillment. (
  • The non-profit, Washington DC/Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. (
  • Explains basic anatomy, physiology, and the complications resulting from a spinal cord injury, with sections on recent research news, tips on finding a rehabilitation center, and a chat room. (
  • Home page for the federally-funded spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury model system projects. (
  • When Degenerative disc disease is caused by heavy lifting or injury it is more prominent and painful due to disc inflammation and subsequent nerve pain. (
  • What percentage of patients with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) view their primary care doctor as their "regular" doctor? (
  • It may develop around an injury to the spinal cord. (
  • These attachments may be present at the base of the spinal cord or may develop around an injury to the spinal cord causing an abnormal stretch in the spinal cord. (
  • The tethering may also develop due an injury to the spinal and scar tissue can block the flow of the fluids around the spinal cord. (
  • The Health Economics of the spinal cord injury or disease among veterans of war: A systematic review. (
  • By studying the spinal fluid, the research team hoped to find abnormalities that could be used as markers of each condition and could lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment. (
  • CT clearly refuted the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis disease that was for decades claimed to affect these royal ancient mummies," Saleem told Healthline. (
  • Accordingly, more strict criteria for diagnosis of the disease should be adopted when investigating ancient mummified remains," Saleem said. (
  • Autoimmune diseases, hypercoagulable states, diabetes, and emboli need exclusion before a diagnosis is made. (
  • Both the CMS diagnosis and physical deconditioning worsen the prognosis for all-cause cardiovascular disease occurring early after SCI. (
  • radiological and electrophysiologic findings in our patient were consistent with the diagnosis of Hirayama disease. (
  • The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. (
  • This case explores challenges in the diagnosis of spinal TB. (
  • Considering the severe complications of untreated spinal TB including paraplegia and need for surgical intervention, high suspicion is critical in early diagnosis. (
  • A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. (
  • Identifying the correct, specific diagnosis often can be challenging for physicians who do not see a high volume of patients with spinal cord impairment," says Nicholas Zalewski, M.D., a clinical fellow in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic and first author on the study. (
  • Although we continue to identify helpful clinical and imaging signature features that aid in recognizing the correct underlying cause, these findings often overlap among the different causes of spinal cord disease, and, thus, it's challenging to identify the right diagnosis. (
  • The authors see this study helping improve the diagnosis of specific spinal cord disease. (
  • Investigations of spinal cord disease require a very accurate clinical neurolocalization Neuroanatomical diagnosis . (
  • Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. (
  • The next step, he says, is to see whether a more aggressive treatment approach might further improve the outcome -- for example, combining low spinal cord implants as done in this study and grafts higher in the spinal cord to target the nerves that control breathing. (
  • This rare type of inflammation leads to demyelination of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. (
  • Often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease" (a famous baseball player who died from the disease), it is one of the most devastating of the disorders that affects the function of nerves and muscles. (
  • These run only between the brain and the spinal nerves. (
  • The spinal nerves branch out from the spinal cord into the tissues of the body. (
  • In movement, the brain sends messages through the spinal cord (UMNs) to the spinal nerves (LMNs). (
  • An x-ray of the spinal canal with a following injection of a contrast material into the thecal sac is used to show pressure on the spinal cord or nerves due to tethered spinal cord. (
  • This can be used after a myelogram to show how the dye flows around the spinal cord and nerves. (
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease affects nerves that control muscle movement and those that carry sensory information to the brain. (
  • A few of my friends with spinal cord injuries have been dealing with cardiovascular disease, which has ranged from coronary artery disease requiring angioplasty and stent placement, and in some cases bypass surgery, to peripheral artery disease in the legs that has required surgery to bypass narrowed arteries. (
  • In a dramatic demonstration of what nanotechnology might achieve in regenerative medicine, paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries have regained the ability to walk using their hind limbs six weeks after a simple injection of a purpose-designed nanomaterial. (
  • The study, published in the online version of the Journal of Neuroscience Research, shows how a protein called KDI tri-peptide (KDI) can block the harmful effects of a substance called glutamate that is present in all degenerative brain diseases and spinal cord injuries, causing permanent cell death and preventing the repair of damaged nerve connections. (
  • In mid-May, StemCells Inc. reported preliminary success in clinical safety trials with the same product on European patients with spinal injuries - the holy grail of potential stem-cell treatments. (
  • Spinal regeneration offers new hope to people with spinal cord injuries, including 29-year-old Michigan man Geoff Craigie. (
  • Most spinal injuries damage both UMNs and LMNs. (
  • Rosai Dorfman disease, Brain injuries, Spinal injuries. (
  • We report the case of a 34-year-old male who started with spinal injuries, and a year later showed intracranial lesions. (
  • Paralinks Electronic magazine covers all aspects of living life with spinal cord injuries. (
  • A two year exercise recovery program for individuals with certain spinal cord injuries. (
  • Offers a Spinal Chat Room, a Bulletin Board and factsheets for people with spinal injuries, paraplegics, tetraplegics, wheelchair users and walkers. (
  • Information for people who have received spinal cord injuries and for their families. (
  • Dedicated to educating children and teens about the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. (
  • Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. (
  • Degenerative spinal disorders, including intervertebral disc disease and spondylosis, seldom occur in domestic cats. (
  • The disorder belongs to a class of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. (
  • Wobbler disease or wobbler's syndrome is a broad category of cervical disorders in the horse, including the conditions listed above, as well as equine wobbles anemia and cervical vertebral myelopathy, spinal cord compression (sometimes referred to colloquially among horse owners as "cervical arthritis" due to the arthritis that accumulates in facets). (
  • What Are the Risk Factors for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children? (
  • Here, we review anterolateral and minimal access lateral approaches to corpectomy for metastatic tumors of the thoracolumbar junction and discuss strategies for resection and reconstruction at this challenging spinal segment. (
  • Cadaveric vascular anatomy for total en bloc spondylectomy in malignant vertebral tumors. (
  • Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region. (
  • The authors have used gadolinium-enhanced, fast gradient-recalled echo (GRE) 3D MR angiography to characterize and categorize 12 vascular lesions prospectively: six spinal cord AVMs, three spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), and three spinal or paraspinal tumors. (
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease with spinal and cranial tumors. (
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease, known as well as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a histiocytic proliferative disorder which may affect, with an extranodal presentation, the central nervous system, in 5 % of cases with exceptional reports of simultaneous development of spinal and cranial tumors. (
  • It also discusses the development of new drugs that can modulate the barrier function in the CNS and may provide new approaches to treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and other motor neuron diseases, as well as spinal cord trauma. (
  • Plastic Changes in the Spinal Cord in Motor Neuron Disease," BioMed Research International , vol. 2014, Article ID 670756, 14 pages, 2014. (
  • SMA is a rare genetic disease caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. (
  • Diseases that selectively attack these neurons are called motor neuron diseases . (
  • As the name suggests, motor neuron diseases reduce a person's ability to move. (
  • In some forms of motor neuron disease, such as ALS, both upper and lower motor neuron functions are affected. (
  • Motor neuron diseases are rare conditions that progressively damage parts of the nervous system which regulate movement. (
  • Motor neuron disease can appear at any age is most often seen in people over 40. (
  • To test the hypothesis that as there is growing evidence that corpora amylacea, or amyloid bodies, in the CNS are derived primarily from neurons, it might be expected that their numbers in the spinal cord would decline with loss of neurons in motor neuron degeneration as they do in the retina on destruction of ganglion cells by glaucoma. (
  • The numbers of corpora amylacea were counted in PAS stained transverse sections of the lumbar cord from 27 patients with motor neuron disease and 21 control subjects of similar age and sex mix. (
  • However, their densities in the grey matter of the anterior horn were significantly reduced in the spinal cord sections in the motor neuron disease group, but only where few motor neurons remained. (
  • His clinical, electrophysiological and imaging findings were consistent with Hirayama disease. (
  • Clinical examination revealed moderate to severe atrophy of intrinsic hand and forearm muscles except for brachioradialis as seen in oblique atrophy of Hirayama disease (Figure 1a and 1b). (
  • A meta-analysis of clinical trials of spinal manipulation performed by Anderson et al. (
  • FREE access to interactive eBook versions of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine's Clinical Practice Guidelines and other publications. (
  • Panjabi MM. Clinical spinal instability and low back pain. (
  • At this time, 5 weeks after antimycobacterial therapy was started, there had been remarkable clinical response with resolution of spinal pain. (
  • SMA can be classified into five clinical grades based on age of onset and severity of the disease. (
  • Simos M, Dimitrius P, Philip T. A new clinical entity mimicking meningioma diagnosed pathologically as Rosai-Dorfman disease. (
  • Recognition of the optimal sitting of SCS may be critical in the clinical use of this technique, which seems to be a valuable option in the treatment of patients with advanced peripheral vascular disease (PVD). (
  • These findings raised important questions why clinical weakness due to spinal cord dysfunction does not develop in rabies patients. (
  • Along with this "escape phenomenon" of rabies virus infected spinal cord, it is also intrigued that rabies patients do not have depressed consciousness during the most entire clinical course despite an enormous amount of rabies virus since the early stage in the brainstem and thalamus, structures which are crucial in maintaining alertness and form an integral part of reticular activating system. (
  • A number of different conditions of the cervical (neck) spinal column cause similar clinical signs. (
  • This disease affects the central nervous system of the dog and can progress to affect the cervical and lumbar portions of the spinal cord in later stages. (
  • Electrophysiological studies revealed neurogenic changes in the muscles innervated by lower cervical spinal cord. (
  • 5,6) In patients with spinal cord disease, most common presentation is transverse myelitis, affecting the cervical and dorsal areas. (
  • Spinal column is made up of bony vertebrae (7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7 lumbar, 3 sacral and variable number of caudal vertebrae). (
  • Spinal cord is divided into functional segments (8 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7 lumbar, 3 sacral and variable number of caudal). (
  • Wobbler disease is a catchall term referring to several possible malformations of the cervical vertebrae that cause an unsteady (wobbly) gait and weakness in dogs and horses. (
  • Wobbler disease is also known as cervical vertebral instability, cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), and cervical vertebral malformation (CVM). (
  • Most forms of wobbler disease have a root cause in cervical vertebral myelopathy (CVM), which causes inflammation and arthritis in the joint and is painful to affected horses. (
  • Exercise has shown some promise at delaying the atrophy of the spinal cord and other limbs. (
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary neuropathy in which the muscles of the lower legs become weak and waste away (atrophy). (
  • Marked spondylosis was present in the cats with intervertebral disc disease, presumably subsequent to vertebral instability. (
  • Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. (
  • Through vertebrae runs the vertebral canal inside which the spinal cord is protected. (
  • Spinal malformation (malformations of the vertebral body, vertebral arches or articular facets). (
  • Types of surgery include ventral decompression of the spinal cord (ventral slot technique), dorsal decompression, and vertebral stabilization. (
  • Recently, researchers from Duke University published a study revealing that treatment of the condition through cell therapies " may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease , and the loss of material between vertebrae," according to MedicalXPress. (
  • Patients with serious degenerative spinal disease, a painful condition in which the normal function of spinal vertebrae breaks down, are presented with what can be a confusing array of surgical options. (
  • Spinal fusion is a "welding" process by which two or more of the vertebrae that make up the spinal column are fused together to heal into a single solid bone. (
  • Intervertebral disk is a cartilaginous pad between two adjacent vertebrae and lies beneath spinal cord. (
  • These conditions may include malformation of the vertebrae, intervertebral disc protrusion, and disease of the interspinal ligaments, ligamenta flava, and articular facets of the vertebrae. (
  • Instability of the vertebrae of the neck (usually the caudal neck) causes spinal cord compression. (
  • Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. (
  • Alzheimer's disease is characterized by brain abnormalities called plaques and tangles. (
  • Several lines of research funded by NIH aim to reliably diagnose Alzheimer's disease as early as possible. (
  • Researchers led by Drs. John Trojanowski and Les Shaw of the University of Pennsylvania set out to further investigate the use of biomarkers in predicting Alzheimer's disease. (
  • Their work was based on data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a collaborative research effort supported by NIH's National Institute on Aging (NIA) and others. (
  • The researchers used the ADNI database to compare cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in more than 100 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, 200 people with mild cognitive impairment and over 100 cognitively normal subjects. (
  • They found that the Alzheimer's signature was present in all 57 subjects who had mild cognitive impairment and progressed to Alzheimer's disease over the next 5 years. (
  • The presence of the protein signature in more than a third of the cognitively normal subjects suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be active and detectable earlier than researchers had previously thought. (
  • The scientists found that the cognitively normal group with the Alzheimer's signature was enriched in carriers of the apolipoprotein E ε4 gene variant-a well-characterized risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (
  • With further development, this research may one day allow doctors to identify healthy people at risk for Alzheimer's disease. (
  • This same work also has implications for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, both diseases in which key brain cells stop working properly. (
  • Researchers have found out a key protein that can block the degenerative process of the brain diseases like Alzheimer's disease and many other similar diseases. (
  • A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has identified several new compounds that could play a role in preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions of the nervous system. (
  • Evidence suggests neurotrophins may play a role in Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases and conditions, says lead and co-corresponding author Stephen M. Massa, MD, PhD, a neurologist at SFVAMC. (
  • In Alzheimer's disease, some of the brain cells that die - including neurons in the hippocampus, which plays an essential role in memory - express the p75NTR binding site, indicating they may be dying because neurotrophins are binding to them, says Massa. (
  • Because the new compounds bind with p75NTR in place of neurotrophins, they may provide a means of preventing damage that neurotrophins would otherwise be causing in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and conditions, he says. (
  • What would you do if you knew that you would eventually become one of the half-a-million Canadians currently struggling with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or some form of dementia? (
  • Researchers in Belgium have discovered that they can predict Alzheimer's by analyzing spinal fluid, reports the CBC. (
  • While Alzheimer's disease does not have a cure, early detection may give people a chance to implement lifestyle changes'diet and exercise, for example'to slow its progression. (
  • Would you want to know if Alzheimer's disease was in your future? (
  • Eloise Mikkonen from the University of Tampere, Finland, is part of a collaborative project investigating a connection between herpes simplex virus and Alzheimer's disease. (
  • The flipside of this is now that life expectancy has increased, cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death for people with SCI - behind respiratory complications - according to a study published in the June 2017 International Spinal Cord Society . (
  • Some complications that you may experience with the surgery include infection, meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and central nervous system), spinal fluid leak, paralysis, headache, swelling, bleeding, and bruising. (
  • Notwithstanding the advent of this and other therapies for SMA, it is unclear whether the paralysis associated with the disease derives solely from dysfunctional motor neurons that may be efficiently targeted by restricted delivery of SMN-enhancing agents to the nervous system, or stems from broader defects of the motor unit, arguing for systemic SMN repletion. (
  • However unique proteins discovered in spinal fluid can distinguish those two groups from one another and also from people in normal health, according to new research conducted by a team led by Steven E. Schutzer, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, and Richard D. Smith, Ph.D., of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (
  • The investigators analyzed spinal fluid from three groups of people. (
  • Spinal fluid is like a liquid window to the brain," says Dr. Schutzer. (
  • Taking advantage of previously unavailable methods for detailed analysis of spinal fluid, the investigators analyzed the fluid by means of high powered mass spectrometry and special protein separation techniques. (
  • This research represents the most comprehensive analysis of the complete spinal fluid proteome (collection of proteins) to date for both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS). (
  • However these results call those previous suppositions into question, According to Dr. Schutzer, spinal fluid proteins can likely be used as a marker of disease, and this study provides a starting point for research in that area. (
  • Also, spinal cord fluid can be examined for an inflammatory disease in the spinal cord. (
  • The implanted pump and catheter (tube that delivers the drug from the pump to the fluid around the spinal cord) are placed under the skin during a surgery. (
  • They found that a specific protein signature was present in the spinal fluid of 90 percent of the individuals who had been diagnosed with AD and in 72 percent of those with a mild cognitive impairment. (
  • Does lumbar facet fluid detected on magnetic resonance imaging correlate with radiographic instability in patients with degenerative lumbar disease? (
  • Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid -filled sacs that are located between the spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane (one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord). (
  • A small amount of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) can be removed and sent for testing to determine if there is an infection or other problems. (
  • CSF is the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord. (
  • Degenerative disc disease also happens normally in a gradual progression due to age and a loss of fluid in the discs, but does not usually cause a problem in this capacity. (
  • Six of the animals' spinal cords were examined histologically, and five had acute or chronic damage to the spinal cord secondary to disc protrusion. (
  • Spinal cord stimulation did not reverse the course of acute gangrenous lesions. (
  • It has proven successful in treating more than 70 kinds of cancers and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (
  • The best evidence supports the hypothesis that multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) driven by immune cells targeting myelin antigens. (
  • Localised multiple sclerosis-like disease after irradiation of the cervicothoracic spinal cord. (
  • Degenerative disc disease can occur if a disc is injured. (
  • Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts are often present at birth and are caused by developmental abnormalities in the spinal cord that occur during the pregnancy. (
  • Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, although the disease can occur at a younger age. (
  • These cases occur randomly, without any known cause, and there is no association with persons in the family with the disease. (
  • A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins growing and spreading in the spinal columns or spinal cords. (
  • The human neuronal stem cells were obtained from embryos by scientists at biotech company Neurostem Inc., transferred to Hopkins and implanted into the lower part of the rats' spinal cords about a month before the animals usually develop muscle control problems characteristic of ALS. (
  • The researchers used dissociated spinal cords to examine a reflex circuit between sensory and motor neurons. (
  • The researchers chose the 1a reflex, a simple, complete circuit they could analyze in the isolated spinal cords. (
  • Malfunction was evident in spinal cords taken from mice as young as four days old. (
  • Envision people tragically paralyzed whose injured spinal cords can be repaired. (
  • A new study refutes previous claims that ancient Egyptian royals were afflicted with a kind of spinal joint inflammation called ankylosing spondylitis. (
  • Buerger's disease (BD) is characterised by segmental inflammation of medium and small size arteries, affects mainly young adult men, and is more prevalent in the southeast Mediterranean and the Far East. (
  • Deliberate induction of myelin-targeting autoimmunity in animal models results in CNS inflammation and pathology that recapitulates some features of human MS, although the degree to which these models resemble human disease varies depending on how autoimmunity is induced and on the species or strain of animal used ( 8 - 10 ). (
  • Severe spinal cord inflammation can lead to disability. (
  • Our study increases awareness that patients may benefit from referral to specialized care centers to correctly diagnose a specific cause for spinal cord disease rather than lumping patients into a category prematurely as having spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause," Dr. Keegan says. (
  • Our review shows that specialty centers are able to identify specific causes for presumed inflammatory spinal cord disease that has been listed without a known cause," Dr. Keegan says. (
  • Disease processes that affect nervous system classified according to pneumonic mean DAMNITV (degenerative - anomalous - metabolic - neoplastic - nutritional - inflammatory/infectious - traumatic - toxic - vascular). (
  • Prognosis of this disease is not positive, as it is the degeneration of the animal's spinal cord, leading to loss of numerous bodily functions. (
  • Overall, the long-term prognosis is poor for animals who have been diagnosed with this disease, since it is degenerative in nature. (
  • The prognosis for Kennedy's disease is fairly positive. (
  • 10- 12 Thus, the prognosis for each child must be defined not by the subtype of the disease but by individual disease progression. (
  • Eight (three lions, four tigers, and one leopard) animals were diagnosed with degenerative spinal disease. (
  • If an individual is diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, treatment might come in the form of an artificial disc replacement, surgery or a form of non-operative treatment. (
  • Most types of the disease are inherited as an autosomal (not sex-linked) dominant trait . (
  • Anterior spinal cord syndrome in a patient with behcet's disease. (
  • Here we report a BD patient with spinal cord disease that is notable because he was presented with anterior spinal cord syndrome (ASCS). (
  • This rare syndrome is caused by hypoperfusion of the anterior spinal artery, leading to ischemia in the anterior two thirds of the spinal cord, and to our knowledge has not been previously reported in patients with BD. (
  • The anterior horn of the spinal cord (also known as the anterior cornu) contains the cell bodies of motor neurons that affect the skeletal muscles. (
  • These include the anterior and posterior median veins (usually one predominates) and the anterior spinal artery, which are located on the cord surface, as well as the great anterior and posterior medullary veins and the (great medullary) artery of Adamkiewicz, which course between the cord and the dura. (
  • The normal anterior spinal artery and artery of Adamkiewicz were not shown, nor were they observed on MR angiograms of patients with dural AVFs. (
  • Renal Pathology: Kidney: Adult Polycystic Disease. (
  • Importantly, restoring SMN after the onset of muscle pathology reversed disease. (
  • Furthermore, the patient had undergone conventional spinal angiography to check vascular pathology, which revealed patent spinal arteries (Fig. 2). (
  • 2. Spinal arachoiditis , verified by an operative note, or pathology report of tissue biopsy, or by medically acceptable imaging. (
  • A significantly less invasive method-epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS)-has been suggested as an alternative approach for symptomatic treatment of PD. (
  • Diskospondylitis Diskospondylitis /spinal epidural empyema. (
  • After carrying out a series of Government of India funded Research Projects on the BBB and brain dysfunction (1982-1987), Dr Sharma joined the lab of Neuropathology at Uppsala University with Professor Yngve Olsson in 1988 to investigate passage of tracer transport across the BBB caused by stress or traumatic insults to the Brain and Spinal cord at light and electron microscopy. (
  • Case study: the triad of spinal pain, spinal joint dysfunction, and extremity pain associated with 'Wii-itis' in 4 pediatric cases respond well to chiropractic treatment. (
  • Serving veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction. (
  • Cell death in human rabies may be delayed in spinal cord and the reticular activating system, such as brainstem, thus explaining absence of weakness due to spinal cord dysfunction and preservation of consciousness. (
  • Radiographic evaluation of the spinal column was useful in assessing the severity of spinal lesions, and results were correlated with necropsy findings. (
  • Radiographic evaluation of the spinal column is the most useful method to assess the type and severity of spinal lesions. (
  • Although only 10-20% of the SMN2 gene product is fully functional, increased genomic copies of SMN2 inversely correlates with disease severity among individuals with SMA. (
  • Because SMN2 copy number influences disease severity in SMA, there is prognostic value in accurate measurement of SMN2 copy number from patients being evaluated for SMA. (
  • Severity of the disease process when combined with results of diagnostic tests. (
  • Magnetic resonance imaging has been shown to be more effective at showing the location, nature, and severity of spinal cord compression than a myelogram. (
  • There are other patients in the elderly group (those over 66 to 75 years old), who may or may not have a history of scoliosis, and developed progressive deformity as a result of metabolic bone disease like osteoporosis or osteomalacia. (
  • This may lead to compression of the nerve root of the spinal cord and result in pain of the lower back and lower extremities. (
  • Motor neurons transmit nerve impulses from the brain or spinal cord (brainstem) to muscle or glandular tissue. (
  • ALS occurs when specific nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement gradually degenerate. (
  • The Neuro-Informatics Laboratory studies the genetic underpinnings of spinal nerve disease, with a goal of establishing new treatments that may use genetic or stem cell interventions to slow down or reverse degeneration or enhance regeneration of the intervertebral disk, facet joint and spinal cord. (
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. (
  • The human spinal cord is a bundle of nerve cells and fibers approximately 17 inches long that extends from the brain to the lower back. (
  • If surgery is not advisable, spinal cord nerve roots may be cut to relieve pain. (
  • Pathologic findings consist of hemorrhagic necrosis of the thoracolumbar spinal cord segments. (
  • When this build-up, or plaque, occurs in arteries of the heart, it is called cardiovascular or coronary artery disease, and when it affects the legs, it is called peripheral artery disease. (
  • When it affects the central nervous system it appears more in men and it is shown as a mass in the cranial dura mater or in the spinal cord. (
  • Degenerative Disc Disease treatment options in Naperville - A degenerative disc is often considered a condition that mainly affects older adults. (
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Affects Many People! (
  • A: Canine degenerative myelopathy is a degenerative disease of unknown cause that occasionally affects the lower spinal cord in older dogs. (
  • SMA is a devastating genetic disease that affects the motor neurons that control movement, eating, and breathing. (
  • Vitamin D deficiency is associated with susceptibility to spinal tuberculosis. (
  • Isoliquiritigenin attenuates spinal tuberculosis through inhibiting immune response. (
  • Maternal QALY was used to measure the combined effects of caring for a child who suffers from the disease with resultant premature death and disability. (
  • Post-surgical implant-associated spinal infection (IASI) is one of the most common causes of morbidity following spinal surgery and can potentially lead to neurological sequelae and disability. (
  • Although seen less commonly than in dogs, spinal diseases are important causes of disability in cats and represent a high proportion of the caseload in a neurology referral center. (
  • Neurons in the brain stem may also be affected by the disease. (
  • The 1a sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) collect proprioceptive (i.e., sensory) information from muscles, which they then transmit to motor neurons in the spinal cord. (
  • When Mentis labeled sensory cell axons that project toward motor neurons in the spinal cord, he found they were shorter than normal. (
  • Further, there were fewer synapses between the sensory and motor neurons in the SMA spinal circuits than in wild-type ones. (
  • By injecting molecules that were designed to self-assemble into nanostructures in the spinal tissue, we have been able to rescue and regrow rapidly damaged neurons," said Dr. Stupp at an April 23 session hosted by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. (
  • Motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord control muscle movement throughout the body. (
  • Diseases affecting the upper motor neurons exclusively will typically exhibit rigidity or spasticity (continuous muscle contraction affecting normal movement). (
  • Tiryaki, E. and Holli, H. ' ALS and Other Motor Neurons Diseases . (
  • These findings support the view that corpora amylacea may arise from neurons, and suggest that that there may be two compartments, one mobile and one static, the second most likely remaining in the periphery of the spinal cord for prolonged periods. (
  • These suggest that spinal cord motoneurons survive rabies virus infection because the viral induction of apoptosis is delayed in these neurons. (
  • All had disease onset after age 40 and met the criteria established by the Assessments in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS) group for axial spondyloarthritis. (
  • The results validated the scientific credibility of the hypothesis that patients with nonradiographic disease should be included -- along with those meeting all criteria for ankylosing spondylitis -- in the broader category of axial spondyloarthritis, he stated. (
  • Can you explain the disease ankylosing spondylitis? (
  • In contrast, a retrospective study of 13 lions (Panthera leo), 16 tigers (Panthera tigris), 4 leopards (Panthera pardis), 1 snow leopard (Panthera uncia), and 3 jaguars (Panthera onca) from the Knoxville Zoo that died or were euthanatized from 1976 to 1996 indicated that degenerative spinal disease is an important problem in large nondomestic felids. (
  • The odds of a person with SCI developing cardiovascular disease are 2.72 times greater than in the general population, according to a study published in the August 2013 issue of Neurology that looked at a cross section of 60,000 individuals in the Canadian Health Care system. (
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive, fatal neurological disease affecting as many as 20,000 Americans with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. (
  • This was important, he said, because the disease burden was similar in terms of the BASDAI and ASDAS at baseline, meaning that the treatment was clinically relevant for both radiographic and nonradiographic patients. (
  • These findings could pave the way for future research on treatment options for degenerative disc disease. (
  • Direct decompressive surgical resection in the treatment of spinal cord compression caused by metastatic cancer: a randomised trial. (
  • In his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae , John Paul said, "This moral condemnation also regards procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses - sometimes 'produced' for this purpose by in vitro fertilization - either to be used as 'biological material' or as providers or organs or tissue for transplants in the treatment of certain diseases. (
  • What is the treatment for meningococcal disease? (
  • 1 The sum of the evidence on spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in the treatment of infantile colic now is that there are 3 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the subject. (
  • 1999 ) The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: A randomized controlled trial with a blinded observer. (
  • Mercer C, Nook B. The efficacy of chiropractic spinal adjustments as a treatment protocol in the management of infantile colic. (
  • What is the treatment of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome? (
  • No treatment can stop the progression of the disease, but the use of braces and physical and occupational therapy may help people function better. (
  • Current Treatment Modalities for Spinal Metastases Secondary to Thyroid Carcinoma. (
  • Treatment options for patients with thyroid spinal metastases include radioiodine therapy, pharmacologic therapy, and surgical treatments, with recent advances in radiosurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery as well. (
  • The introduction of novel and improved techniques for the treatment of spinal metastases has created the opportunity to significantly improve control of metastatic tumor growth and the quality of life for the patients with spinal metastases from thyroid cancer. (
  • Comment-This is an extensive and thorough review of modalities for treatment of spinal mets from thyroid cancer, and is a very useful resource for any therapist confronting this common and difficult prpoblem. (
  • Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation (SCS) (Medtronic model 3487A PISCES-Quad lead) was carried out in 10 patients with rest pain from advanced peripheral vascular disease of the lower limb, who were unsuitable for conventional treatment. (
  • Another study showed that electroacupuncture may be a successful treatment for Wobbler disease. (
  • A new surgical treatment using a proprietary medical device has been developed for dogs with disc-associated wobbler disease. (
  • We report a case of Hirayama disease in a 23 year old male presenting with weakness of right hand and forearm. (
  • The medical record, radiographic data, and the necropsy report of each animal were examined for evidence of intervertebral disc disease or spondylosis. (
  • In middle-aged and older dogs such as Dobermans, intervertebral disc disease leads to bulging of the disc or herniation of the disc contents, and the spinal cord is compressed. (
  • One study showed no significant advantage to any of the common spinal cord decompression procedures. (
  • MR Angiography of Spinal Vascular Disease: What about Normal Vessels? (
  • Spinal vascular disease encompasses a spectrum of lesions for which MR imaging findings may vary from subtle or nonspecific (dural arteriovenous fistula, arterial ischemia) to obvious (juvenile arteriovenous malformation). (

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