Spinal cord disorders
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. Common causes of damage are...
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Cambridge's InVivo advances plan to treat patients with chronic spine injuries
Cambridge-based InVivo Therapeutics, which is testing a device to help prevent paralysis in patients who suffer acute spinal injuries, this morning said it has licensed technology to apply a similar a...
Neuroscientific Evidence That Motivation Promotes Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
It is known by clinical experiences that motivation enhances patients' recovery from spinal cord injury or stroke. Depressive symptoms of the patients suffering from such brain injury could be a facto...
Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips
It's tempting to dive into pools, lakes and other bodies of water when you're trying to cool off on a hot summer day, but it can be dangerous if you don't take proper safety precautions, experts warn....
The 'Muscle Of The Soul' May Be Triggering Your Fear And Anxiety
The psoas major muscle (pronounced "so-as") is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the "muscle of the soul." This core-stabilizing muscle ...
InVivo Therapeutics Reports Update of First Two Spinal Cord Injury Patients Implanted with Neuro-Spinal Scaffold
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced a six-month post-implant update for the first study patient and a three-month post-implant update for the second study patient in the company'...
Scientists offer hope of regenerating nerves after spinal cord injury
A naturally occurring protein, artemin, has regenerated nerve fibres in the crushed spines of rats. The nerves have then gone on to re-establish functional connections. Scientists at Tufts University...
Bioprinting In 3-D: Looks Like Candy, Could Regenerate Nerve Cells
The printer looks like a toaster oven with the front and sides removed. Its metal frame is built up around a stainless steel circle lit by an ultraviolet light. Stainless steel hydraulics and thin bla...
Man Walks Again After Successful spinal cord transplant
A man suffering from paralysis since the past two years is now able to walk again, courtesy with a frame, after a successful Spinal Cord Transplant. The breakthrough treatment, to be included as part ...
Spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. Common causes of damage are...
Spinal disc herniation
Spinal disc herniation (in Latin prolapsus disci intervertebralis, commonly called a slipped disc) is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (anulus fibros...
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Posterior cord syndrome
Posterior cord syndrome is a condition caused by lesion of the posterior portion of the spinal cord. It can be caused by an interruption to the posterior spinal artery.Unlike anterior cord syndrome, i...
Transient ischemic attack
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal – without acute infarction (tis...
Spinal cord compression
Spinal cord compression develops when the spinal cord is compressed by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture, a tumor, abscess, ruptured intervertebral disc or other lesion. It is regarded as a med...
Lumbar spinal stenosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar vertebra. This is usually due to the common o...
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Foix–Alajouanine syndrome
Foix–Alajouanine syndrome is a disorder caused by an arteriovenous malformation of the spinal cord. The patients present with symptoms indicating spinal cord involvement (paralysis of arms and legs, n...
Quadriplegia
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but do...
Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury
When treating a person with a spinal cord injury, repairing the damage created by injury is the ultimate goal. By using a variety of treatments, greater improvements are achieved, and, therefore, trea...
Anterior cord syndrome
Anterior spinal artery syndrome is a medical condition where the anterior spinal artery, the primary blood supply to the anterior portion of the spinal cord, is interrupted, causing ischemia or infarc...
Vascular myelopathy
Vascular myelopathy (vascular disease of the spinal cord) refers to an abnormality of the spinal cord in regard to its blood supply. The blood supply is complicated and supplied by two major vessel gr...
Compression fracture
A compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakening of the vertebra (compare with burst fracture). This weakening is seen in patients with osteoporosis or...
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Failed back syndrome
Failed back syndrome or post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries.Failed back syndrome (FBS), also called "failed back surgery syndrome" (FBSS)...
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Foix-Alajouanine syndrome
Foix–Alajouanine syndrome is a disorder caused by an arteriovenous malformation of the spinal cord. The patients present with symptoms indicating spinal cord involvement (paralysis of arms and legs, n...
Spinal tumor
Spinal tumors are neoplasms located in the spinal cord. Extradural tumors are more common than intradural neoplasms.Depending on their location, the spinal cord tumors can be:
Extradural tumors a...
SCI/D
SCI/D refers to anyone with a Spinal Cord Injury or Spinal Cord Disorder. The Spinal Cord can be damaged in many ways that can provide a variety of symptoms. It can be cut, bruised, or compressed in ...
Central cord syndrome
Central cord syndrome (CCS) is the most common form of cervical spinal cord injury. It is characterized by loss of motor and power and sensation in arms and hands. It usually results from trauma which...
Spinal stenosis
Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. This narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal canal, resulting in a neuro...
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Morvan's syndrome
Morvan's syndrome, or Morvan's fibrillary chorea (MFC), is a rare autoimmune disease named after the nineteenth century French physician Augustin Marie Morvan. "La chorée fibrillaire" was first coine...
Brown-Séquard syndrome
Brown-Séquard syndrome (also known as Brown-Séquard's hemiplegia, Brown-Séquard's paralysis, hemiparaplegic syndrome, hemiplegia et hemiparaplegia spinalis, or spinal hemiparaplegia) is caused by dama...
Brown-Séquard syndrome - Wikipedia
Anterior spinal artery syndrome
Anterior spinal artery syndrome is a medical condition where the anterior spinal artery, the primary blood supply to the anterior portion of the spinal cord, is interrupted, causing ischemia or infarc...