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The spinal cord is the part of the nervous system that relays messages to and from the brain. Discuss topics including spinal stenosis, spinal cord injury or damage and treatment methods.

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I know a person that has claimed to have an infection of the spinal cord, for over one year. When someone has this, Is it treated on an outpatient basis? What is the general outcome if they go for a long period of time untreated?
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Hello everyone. I’m looking for someone to either confirm or correct my thoughts on the term “MYELOMALACIA” I recently had an MRI report that mentioned possible MYELOMACIA next to a mildly (3mm) paracentral herniated disc. I know...
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I had a fusion with a plate put in my neck in May. I have been in pain for about four years with thoracic pain. However, the pain that I get in my upper shoulders and neck are horrible. Throbbing so bad that I can do nothing but lay i...
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Hi there Can someone tell me what kind of timeframe it would take for a bridging osteophyte to form at C6/7, noted on x-ray. I had an MRI in June last year and there was no evidence of osteophyte at this level. The other thing I'm c...
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I came to sites like this before my surgery and I found the info helpful if not scary, so four years on I thought I would post my positive outcome if you’re facing this now- and wish you well. Mine was not a recent single traumati...
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I had a L5 through S2 360 lumbar fusion in July 2014 the a cervical C4 through C7 fusion in October 2014. I have yet to be without severe pain as a matter of fact it is worse than prior to the surgery. My surgeon tells me all went well...
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I had two c-4 fusion from 2006, 2007. I gain mobility in my arms shoulders, etc. and for a short time had seizures. 2013 I was exercising in the pool and ending up in the hospital because I couldn't breathe. I found out that the muscle ...
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I've never had this kind of back pain before and it's so bad it makes me want to cry. It's a sharp shooting pain just above the hips and it only happens on one side at different times. It's never happened on both sides at the same time....
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Progressive Myelomalacia.. This is seen at my injury site in my cervical area. Could anyone tell me more about why it is progressive? I thought Myelomalacia just meant an area that has been damaged due to an injury etc. Does this mean it...
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Feeling tingling, pin and needle sensation and numbness on some parts of leg initially in part of left leg upper thigh then started on right leg also and arms hands head feeling till 3 weeks and now this weird sensation all over the body...
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Hi, I was recently diagnosed with a spinal meningioma in my lumbar spine. This was after 4 years of annoying pain. I'm waiting for my referral to a neuro. But just had some questions regarding surgery. I know all meningioma surgeries...
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This is a long post. I am new to the forum, so please forgive me if my conventions aren't quite community standard as yet. I am having a lot of pain in my spine, and although I can pinpoint a general area (low part of my mid back), i...
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Hi! I am 28 y.o I have disc bulging (C5-6, C6-7) with pressure on the spinal cord and myelopathy. No pain at all, just feel "electricity" in my 4-5 fingers and afraid of returning to play soccer/football. 1 doctor advised artificial di...
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Well, I have tons of issues with my spine. Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar. However the most pain is in my thoracic but there is not a doctor around who will do anything regarding it. I am told the surgery is very risky. Howver, how am...
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Hi I have a history of sciatica in both legs for nearly 2 years. Both feet and leg symptoms of numbness burning tingling (every few mnths flareups). Pain in arching back and the bone between my glute muscles. Cant jog or run and lift as...
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I have had gas incontinence for the last 10 months. (When this started i had just began squatting in the gym with weights...i do not relate anything though).. My Colorectal surgeon has not found anything besides the obvious low sphincter...
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Ive had an Mri done the drs testing me for Ms im on pain meds i have trouble walking and often have to use a wheel chair my feet and hand go numb tingle i stay fatigued and awhole bunch of other things i dont think my mri showed lesions ...
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My daughter had an chest xray done because she was coughing however it also showed that she had mild levoscoliosis at the thoracolumbar junction. I am not sure what all this means but does she need to see specialist or is this something ...
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Can someone pleas explain below MRI Scan result: * Degenerated and Protruded L5-S1 Disc Causing Indentation on Thecal sac and lateral recess. * Protruded L4-L5 Disc causing Indentation on Thecal Sac and Lateral recess. Thanks,
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I was diagnosed with a 2cm spinal tumor in Feb. From Feb to May the tumor remained stable in size. I have not checked its size since. Other than pain in the leg (on some but not all days), I have no other symptoms. I am 49 years old...
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