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Understanding Spinal Cord Disease

*Spinal Cord Disease ... system. It relays messages between the brain and body. Problems with the spinal cord can cause a loss ... Spinal cord disease can cause a loss of sensation and movement. Learn more about resources that ... 41207; understanding spinal cord disease; spinal cord disease

A Quick Look at Reflexes

forward, seemingly on its own. And in a sense, your leg has a mind of its own — in your spinal cord ... spinal cord. But some are in the motor centers of your brain. They work to protect your body from injury ... reflexes, reaction and reflexes, brain and reflexes

Neurogenic Bladder

time. Nerves carry messages between the bladder and the spinal cord and brain. The messages tell the ... messages between the bladder and the spinal cord and brain. The messages tell the muscles of the bladder to

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal Cord Injury ... and feeling in the body. The nerves exit and enter the spinal cord through spaces between the bones ... A spinal cord injury can cause reduced feeling and movement in certain parts of the body depending ... 41171; Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); understanding SCI; understanding Spinal cord injury; spinal cord injury

Spinal Cord Tumor Overview

tumors can cause problems with the nearby nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Some spinal cord tumors ... spinal cord or nerves. A spinal cord tumor may be called primary. This means the cancer started in

Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

tense up and when to relax. Nerves in the spinal cord send messages from the brain to the bladder ... incontinence happen? When the bladder and bowel function normally, nerves tell certain muscles when to

Anatomy of the Spinal Cord

Made up of bundles of nerves, the spinal cord carries signals from your body to your brain, and ... internal organs. The spinal cord is made up of bundles of nerves and nerve cells. The spinal cord carries ... spinal cord, central nervous system; nerve signals; cerebrospinal fluid; meninges;

Take the Nervous System Quiz

, our emotions, and our movements. The brain, nerves, and spinal cord are all members of this ... , nerves and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the ... nervous system; central nervous system; brain; spinal cord; nerves;

Epidermoid Cyst of the Brain or Spinal Cord

*Cyst Epidermoid Brain Spinal Cord ... Brain or Spinal Cord An epidermoid cyst is the growth of normal tissue in an abnormal place in the ... What causes an epidermoid cyst? The cyst forms in the brain or spinal cord when a few cells that ... epidermoid cyst; brain cyst; spinal cord cyst; benign cyst

Understanding Neurogenic Bowel

is stored before it leaves the body. A spinal cord injury or a nerve disease may damage the nerves ... muscles keeps the stool inside the rectum until you have a BM. The muscles and nerves around your rectum ... Neurogenic Bowel; bowel function; spinal cord injury; nerve disease; constipation; bowel accident

Anatomy of the Child’s Nervous System

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. These parts work together to ... central nervous system. The nerves outside the brain and spinal cord make up the peripheral nervous

Spinal Cord Injury: Treatment and Rehabilitation

and movement in muscles and joints. It may help some people with spinal cord injuries regain some ... treatment center for rehabilitation. Spinal Cord Injury: Treatment and Rehabilitation ... 85321; spinal cord injury: treatment and rehabilitation; spinal cord injury treatment; spinal cord ... injury rehabilitation; treatment and rehab, spinal cord injury

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain Podcast

Brain MRI ... MRI, Brain ... MRI may be used to look at the brain, the spinal cord, or both. MRI can find injuries, structural ... Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain Podcast Detailed information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI

Take the Spine Health Quiz

by ligaments and muscles, which keep the spine stable. The spinal cord runs within the spine ... . Spinal nerves branch off from the cord and emerge through the spaces between the vertebrae. These nerves

Spinal Cord Compression

nerves that carries messages back and forth from your brain to your muscles and other soft tissues. As ... the vertebrae and out to your muscles. Spinal cord compression can occur anywhere from your

Spinal Stenosis

each other, they form a canal that protects and supports the spinal cord. Nerves, called nerve roots ... Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting ... spinal stenosis; low back pain; back pain; spine; spinal cord; spinal canal; osteoarthritis; herniated disk; rheumatoid arthritis

Understanding the "Pins and Needles" Feeling

. These sensations then move up the spinal cord to the brain. But if constant pressure is placed on a ... different causes and can be temporary (reversible) or permanent, usually from nerve, spinal cord, or ... pins and needles, limb falls asleep, paresthesia

Know Your Neck: The Cervical Spine

. Vertebrae also protect the spinal cord, a pathway for messages to reach the brain. Surrounding the spine ... are soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and nerves.     Flexibility Is Key For the neck to

Research for Spinal Cord Injury

advances and improve treatment of SCI. Research for Spinal Cord Injury Like many people with a ... No one knows when a cure for spinal cord injury will be found. But researchers continue to make ... 41203; research for spinal cord injury; research for SCI


the body. Nerves spread out from the spinal cord, sending and receiving this information. They exit ... . Your spinal column houses your spinal cord and helps protect it from injury. The spinal cord sends

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