Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is long, cylindrical rod present inside the neural canal of vertebral column. It is a part of central nervous system and controls reflex actions of the body.

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What is the thickness of the spinal cord?

Between 13mm and 19mm

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What is the medical term meaning membranes surrounding the brain?

The meninges (from the Greek meninx, meaning "membrane") cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. The meninges have three layers: 1) the dura mater, 2) the arachnoid, and 3) the pia mater. The dura mater is the outermost layer covering the central nervous system. The arachnoid (from the Greek arachne, meaning "spider") is a web-like network of collagen and elastic fibers. The innermost layer of the meninges is the pia mater. The pia mater is firmly attached to the neural tissue of the spinal cord and brain. Cerebrospinal fluid fills the space between the pia matter and the arachnoid membrane. Most of the blood vessels that supply blood to the central nervous system are in the pia mater.

The outermost layer of the brain membrane (meninges) is the dura mater, "tough mother". The middle layer of meninges is the arachnoid (spider) mater which helps stabilize the brain inside the skull. Finally the pia mater overlies the brain directly.

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The brain snd spinal cord make up the .?

central nervous system (CNS)

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What is the medical term meaning outside the spinal cord?

An injection into the epidural space of the spine.

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Does the spinal cord pass through the body of each vertebrae?

No, not the body, the spinal (spinous) foramen, the open area posterior to the body of the vertebrae.

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Which germ layer gives rise to the brain and spinal cord?

The ectoderm

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What does the spinal cord pass through?

The spinal cord passes through the vertebral foramina.

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What is the medical term meaning protrusion of the spinal cord and the meninges?

Myelomeningocele is protrusion of the spinal cord and meninges.

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What contains the brain and the spinal cord?

the central nervous system.

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A lateral tract in the spinal cord would be?

Rubrospinal

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Were is disc L4 and L5 located in the spine?

It's lumbar 4 and 5 - lower spine (the curved dip in your lower back).

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What could an M-and-M sized lump be on the lower spine that periodically gets very sore?

It could be many things ... slipped disc, disintigrating disc or a bone spur. I would suggest you get go to the doctors and get an x-ray done. If it's a slipped disc you can see a Chiropractor. A lump like that at the top of the crease of the buttocks could be a pilonidal cyst. It can be very painful, but a doctor can lance and drain it.

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What is the medical term meaning gray matter of the spinal cord?

no

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Will surgery be necessary for a 16-year-old with a cervical disc herniation on c5 and c6 with bulging discs on c2 through c6?

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NO I REPEAT NO i have hernatied idsc on the lumber 4 and 5 large hernations and my scaitca nerve all the way down my left leg i had the option for surgery but i got the epdruil injections it toke two times but i feel great surgery is not worth it cause they can revese what they cut ok?

Chiropractic should be your first stop

Surgery is the last resort...always. You can't unboil a hard boiled egg. Surgery is permanent. Epidural injections will only mask the pain, they don't fix the cause. Thousands and thousands of people, every year, are able to reverse disc bulges by chiropractic care. These guys fix the problem at the biomechanical root. Pain relief is just a pleasant side effect. If your son is so young, then his body should have no problems making a great recovery.

Why not try a conservative, non-invasive approach first. Go more radical if your results aren't made. Too many people try an easy, conservative means after heavy drugs and expensive surgeries have left them back at square one.

im 20 yrs old, i had a buldgeing disk at l5 s1 and it hurt so bad i did the epidural injections as well i did a series of 3. the first one was worthless. the second one was for my sciatica nerve for my left leg pain and it helped, but my back pain was unbearable. the 3rd injection i had, i got 6 shots he was hitting every joint and the disc and he also hit the nerve one more time cause my leg pain had came back. then i went to a place where they hook you up to a machine and pull you apart to try and relive the pressure off the discs but that didnt help at all it made it worse. i had done physical theropy it made it worse. i just recently had a L5 S1 fusion and i feel great. its a whole different type of pain, the pain is from the surgery but other than the whole back pain its gone except where they cut and put the rods and screws. i was offered a artificial disc replacement but they only last about 10-15 years and then a fusion is required after that. this is what my doctor told me. but definantly surgery is last resort. if he can bear the pain then let him. i suggest the injections most definantly!!!
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How does a shattered vertebra endanger the spinal cord?

It weakens the spinal column and very likely, but not always places pressure on the spinal column. This creates levels of discomfort to severe chronic pain, numbness and possible loss of limb function.

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What is suture of spinal cord wound called?

myelorrhaphy

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What layer of the meninges is located nearest the brain and spinal cord?

pia mater

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What is impingement of the right ventral hemicord?

The spinal cord is broken into a front (ventral) and back (dorsal). A hemicord impingement means that there is some kind of structure encroaching on half of the spinal cord. In this case, it seems like the right half of the cord is being damaged, more so near the front. A problem with the right half of the cord could leave someone with a lack of proprioception and motor control on the right, below the damaged area, and a lack of pain and temperature on the left, below the damaged area. Thomas A. Bea

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How many pairs of spinal nerves are in the spinal cord?

There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves in the spinal cord.
The human peripheral nervous system has 31 pairs of spinal nerves.
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there r 31 spinal nerves in a body
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There are 31 total spinal nerve pairs

8 pairs are cervical nerves

12 pairs are thoracic nerves

5 pairs are lumbar nerves

5 pairs are sacral nerves

I know that only adds up to 30. I don't know what the other pair is.
31 pairs

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What is a small central and slightly left paracentral disc herniation at c4-c5 effacing the thecal sac anteriorly?

What is a small central and slightly left paracentral disc herniation at c4-c5 effacing the thecal sac anteriorly?

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What body cavity is the spinal cavity?

The dorsal cavity.

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What bones protect the spinal cord?

The spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column or spinal column. The vertebral column is a collection of individual bones called vertebrae that encase and protect the spinal cord. The vertebral column is divided into three parts: seven cervical (neck) vertebrae at the top, twelve thoracic vertebrae in the midback, and five lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. Below the lumbar vertebrae, but not protecting the spinal cord, are the sacrum and coccyx (tailbone).

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Why superficial reflexes are lost in upper motor neuron lesion?

because the superficial reflex fibres also come through the umn fibres along with it

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List 3 jobs of the nervous system?

3 jobs of the nervous system are:

1) activates the endocrine system and either relaxes or stresses the body

2) the brain sends a message to different body parts using the nervous system...the movement and all

3) sends sensation signal (pain,pressure warmth,cold) fromobject to brain

I hope this answered your question!!=)=)

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Why are spinal cord injuries so dangerous?

If they are not treated correctly, they could cause the person effected to become paralyzed.

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