Spinal cord injury; Compression of spinal cord; SCI; Cord compression
A spinal cord trauma is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment to reduce the long-term effects. The time between the injury and treatment is a critical factor affecting the eventual outcome.
Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone or methylprednisolone, are used to reduce swelling that may damage the spinal cord. If spinal cord compression is caused by a mass (such as a hematoma or bony...Read more
The parents were in the hospital room with their boy lying motionless in the bed. Tears swelled in their eyes when I told them that their... Read more »
The Medical College of Wisconsin is conducting a clinical trial on a new treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). In this... Read more »
Normally we don’t experience pain from osteoporosis until we sustain a fracture. Due to this lack of pain, some fractures may go... Read more »
Until a cure is found, solutions to help someone live with pain are the next best thing. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is one such... Read more »