Oct 26 2017

Spinal cord compression #cord #compression

# Spinal cord compression Find out about spinal cord compression, the symptoms and how it is diagnosed. Spinal cord compression happens when pressure on the spinal cord stops the nerves working normally. Spinal cord compression is an emergency. Contact your doctor straight away if you have any symptoms of spinal cord compression. The spinal cord The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves that stretches from the brain to the lower part of the back. The nerves extend into three regions. They send messages to control movement and feeling in different parts of our body. The bones of the …

Sep 23 2017

Diagnosing And Treating A Tethered Spinal Cord #umbilical #cord #compression

# Tethered Spinal Cord Key Points Bones are lifted up ( Laminoplasty ) rather than removed ( Laminectomy ) to perform most tethered cord surgery Nerves to the legs and bladder are always monitored and protected during surgery Laser is used to remove Lipomas. (see a video of the procedure ) What is Tethered Cord? The spinal cord includes the bundle of nerves that controls leg movement and sensation as well as bladder function. The spinal cord typically divides into small nerve roots at the L2 vertebral body. During development of the spinal cord, tissue and fat, or other body …