Spinal cord

What is Spinal cord?

Spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain.the brain and spinal cord together is known CNS.

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Can some please explain the results of my cervical mri

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your spinal cord has levels of compression.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through the report. It seems that a part of the 5th cervical vertebral body is causing compression of the spinal cord which lies enclosed within the vertebral column. The...

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I have recently been diagnosed with a lesion inside my spinal cord I'm awaiting a call from my dr to see what their going to do about this. Yesterday I awok with my back burning going down my left leg. Today I have to go to a lung dr. Because I have nodules and swollen lympnodes in my ty lung. Could these be related if so what could it be ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The lesion can be benign.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Is the lesion inside the spinal cord or in the bone? Is the lesion compressing the spinal cord? Does it get more visible with contrast? Do you smoke?

If the lesion in the spine is rounded, does not infiltrate...

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I have lower back pain that came on suddenly early one morning. the pain seems to radiate around to my hips and some times down the back of my legs to the knees. Ther has been no change for 9 days

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Spinal cord stenosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Since the pain spreads to both legs, spinal cord stenosis ( narrowing and compression of spinal cord ) should be considered and evaluated further....

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A friend has been experiencing increased tingling/twitching/numbness only on the right side of her body - mostly in her arms & legs. An MRI of her brain was negative. Tests for diabetes, B-12 deficiency, and other vitamin deficiencies were negative. She is scheduled to see a neurologist in a few weeks. Any ideas what could be causing her symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cervical spinal cord to be investigated as well.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The problem may be in the cervical spinal cord since the brain MRI resulted negative.

Besides neurological...

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Are stem cell treatments effective for foot drop/ knee weakness from spinal cord bruise? email address:
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Stem cell therapy is at experimental stage at present.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
I am Dr Gopal Goel , orthopedic surgeon.

Stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury is experimental as of now. In future it will be useful .

If you want to try then please enroll as a volunteer in your...

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Costis has minor pains in the cervical region. He can do all daily activities without a problems. He jogs one hour every day.
1) What is your opinion on the MRI of the cervical and lumbar region?
2) What is your opinion on the presence of a cyst in the liver?
3)What is your opinion on the presence of a cysts in the kidneys?
since i cannot upload the mri i sent it in this way.

•Lesions of chronic spondyloarthropathy in the neck with degeneration of the discs, development of osteophytes and straining(straightening) of cervical curvature
•Posterior right projection of diskosterophilic material in the C5-C6 interval exerts focal pressure on the spinal cord and the C6 right-hand root, while the width of the vertebral canal and the right lateral foramen is reduced. Despite the absence of gross signal lesion in the spinal cord, the probability of onset of myelopathy can not be ruled out. (NeuroSURGEON EVALUATION NEEDED.)
•The central projection of discosterophilic material in the C4-C5 interval exerts less pressure on the spinal cord, eliminating the anterior epidural space.
•In the lumbar region, there are again spikes of chronic spondyloarthropathy with a picture of degeneration and active inflammation predominantly in the OUTGROWTH vertebral joints.
•Concentrated rear projection of the fibrous ring of the discs at L1-L2-L3 (predominantly) and L3-L4, exerts moderate pressure on the meninges bag. The condition is more intense in the L3-L4 interval from the beginning of the central hernia of the disc with anterior suture of the sac
•Roughing of the fibrous ring of the discs on multiple planes, the larger one at the L4-L5 space, on the right rear side space, without a hernia development at the present stage.
•The end of the medulla cone is controlled at the height of the vertebra L1
•Small hemangioma in the body of the vertebral L3
•Alteration in the right liver lobe 2.3 cm (CYST)
•Small rectal cysts in the kidneys, particularly left

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Treatment is required for neck pain ,rest can be ignored.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr Gopal Goel .Orthopedic Surgeon.
1.Spine : changes are suggestive of degenerative lesion in spine ( neck and back): This is co relating with clinical picture of mild cervical pain. I would...

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My wife has a severe fracture of T5 with bone fragments effecting the spinal cord. She is unable to walk or stand on her own. It has effected her blader and cannot urinate on her own.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Surgical fixation is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

A fracture of T5 that is affecting the spinal cord needs to be surgically fixed to remove the compression of the spinal cord. This will restore her normal bladder functions also.

Delay in surgery can...

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right mid/lower back pain, comes and goes, if sitting sometimes if I turn to the right, it will hurt.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Muscle pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello ! Thank you for asking HealthCareMagic.
I have gone through your question.
The pain the you dedcribe coud be caused by damaged muscles, ligament or osteoarthritis of your hip...

Since the pain did not go away for days ,a X - ray is needed to rule...

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I have had cramping in my right foot very bad at night for several years, I have numbness from the palm of my hand down too the last 2 fingers (1 year). Over the last 3 months, - I if I kneel I lost all feeling in my lower legs, Tingleing in my lower legs at night. Resless leg syndrome, Loss of bowl control. Confusion Problems w/memory at times. Just came back from my Dr. He put me on Gabapentin. I was on Neurontin 2 years ago but same Dr. & I knew that didn't work. Since I am having problems breathing he said it was more important to take care of that. But he also said since I am 63 years old the 1st issues I mention above will be harder to address now. Needless to say I am frustrated. Yes I smoke. I am working w/ a stop smoke group and just started the nicotine patch.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Spinal cord stenosis to consider.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In my opinion, in your case multilevel spinal cord stenosis ( cervical and lumbar ) should be considered as a possible condition...

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my normal gait when walking is pretty brisk. lately I seem light headed

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Neurological involvement to consider.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Brisk gait started almost suddenly may indicate hypereeflexia, or problems with nerves in your spinal cord or brain ( upper motor neurons...

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Recent questions on  Spinal cord

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Karen falls down a flight of stairs and suffers spinal cord damage due to hyperextension of the cord during the fall. The injury results in edema of the central cord with resulting compression of the anterior horn cells of the lumbar region. What symptoms would you expect to observe as a result of this injury? Explain your response.

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