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Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury: Introduction

Spinal cord injury: spinal cord injury causes myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Spinal cord injury, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Symptom Checker

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Spinal cord injury Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Spinal cord injury may include:

  • Emergency treatments
  • Corticosteroids
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Stabilization of the vertebrae
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aggressive treatment and rehabilitation can minimize damage to the nervous system and even restore limited abilities
  • Methylprednisolone appears to reduce the damage to nerve cells if it is given within the first 8 hours after injury
  • Rehabilitation programs combine physical therapies with skill-building activities and counseling to provide social and emotional support
  • more treatments...»

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Spinal cord injury: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Spinal cord injury: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. The most common types of SCI include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of injuries include lacerations (severing or tearing of some nerve fibers, such as damage caused by a gun shot wound), and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page: NINDS)

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Spinal cord injury:

Damage inflicted on any part of the spinal cord as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Spinal cord injury

The list below shows some of the causes of Spinal cord injury mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Spinal cord injury?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Spinal cord injury. Of the 15 causes of Spinal cord injury that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Spinal cord injury:

The following list of conditions have 'Spinal cord injury' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Spinal cord injury:

The following list of medical conditions have Spinal cord injury or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Medical Conditions associated with Spinal cord injury:

Spine symptoms (821 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Trauma-related symptoms (724 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

Symptoms related to Spinal cord injury:

Demyelinating diseases, Developmental disorders, Ischemia, Neurodegenerative diseases, Road traffic accidents, Spinal cord compression, Syringomyelia, Transverse myelitis

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