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Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Disease/ Disorder Definition Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to a trauma to the spinal cord leading to impaired motor, sensory, and/or autonomic function. Etiology Causes of traumatic SCI include the following: Automobile accidentsViolence such as gunshots or penetrating woundsSports […]

Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiological Abnormality

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SCIWORA is traumatic Myelopathy to the spinal cord without abnormalities on plain radiographic and tomographic imaging evidence of fractures or ligamentous instability of the spine 1.

Etiology

The etiology of SCIWORA varies with age. In children aged 0 to 8 years, […]

Spinal Cord Injury – Related Pain

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One of the most frequently occurring physical sequelae following spinal cord injury (SCI) is persistent pain. Taxonomies for pain after spinal cord injury are available.1,2 These taxonomies have commonality, defining pain by location with respect to the level of […]

Autonomic Dysreflexia in Spinal Cord Injury

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Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) in spinal cord injury (SCI) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome which results from a response to stimuli below the neurologic level of injury (NLI) resulting in a sympathetic nervous system response below the NLI, with compensatory […]

Infectious Disorders of the Spinal Cord

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Infections in the spine most often occur in the vertebral bodies and discs thus impacting the spinal column.  This is often referred to as spondylodiscitis or discitis. Other sites commonly affected include the epidural space, meninges, and the spinal […]

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Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders

Traumatic spinal cord disorders SCI Traumatic SCI Traumatic: Part 1 (Disease/Disorder, Essentials of Assessment) SCI Traumatic: […]

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Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders

Traumatic spinal cord disorders

SCI Traumatic

SCI Traumatic: Part 1 (Disease/Disorder, Essentials of Assessment)
SCI Traumatic: Part 2 (Management […]

Spinal Tumors

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A spinal tumor is a malignant or benign growth that develops within or near the spine and/or spinal cord. Tumors can increase in size and compress adjacent tissues. Malignant tumors can additionally invade adjacent tissues and metastasize to other […]

Overuse injuries in disorders of the central nervous system

1. DISEASE/DISORDER: Definition Overuse injuries (most commonly, impingement syndrome/rotator cuff tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome) are injuries to the musculoskeletal unit resulting from cumulative trauma.1 For many individuals with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, performing repetitive motions is a vital […]

Pressure Injury Management in CNS Disorders

[…] (steroids, immune-suppressants), smoking, upper or lower motor neuron disease, contractures, and non-adherence to treatments.4
Two groups at high risk include the spinal cord injured and the elderly. For community-dwelling elderly, the incidence increases significantly with advancing patient age.5 The absence of […]