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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

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;

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

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

Take the Nervous System Quiz

, our emotions, our senses, and our movements. The brain, nerves, and spinal cord are all members of ... , 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;

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

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

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 Injury: Treatment and Rehabilitation

movement in muscles and joints. It may help some people with spinal cord injuries regain some function ... 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

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 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

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

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

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

Brain Tumors in Children

the midbrain, the pons, and the medulla. It is the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord ... the brain and spinal cord. This may cause increased pressure in the skull. Optic nerve glioma ... brain tumor, symptom of brain tumor, brain tumor picture, brain tumor treatment, brain tumor ... diagnosis, sign of a brain tumor, brain stem tumor, type of brain tumor, gliomas, astrocytomas, brain stem

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

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

Dermatomes

, spinal cord, and brain. Nerve information—pain, heat, or cold, for instance—travels from your ... hands, arms, legs, feet, trunk, or head to your spinal cord and then to your brain. When doctors are


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