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Article: Spinal Cord Infarction Information Page
What is Spinal Cord Infarction?
Spinal cord infarction is a stroke either within the spinal cord or the arteries that supply it. It is caused by arteriosclerosis or a thickening or closing of the major arteries to the spinal cord. Frequently spinal cord infarction is caused by a specific form of arteriosclerosis called atheromatosis, in which a deposit or accumulation of lipid-containing matter forms within the arteries. Symptoms, which generally appear within minutes or a few hours of the infarction, may include intermittent sharp or burning back pain, aching pain down through the legs, weakness in the legs, paralysis, loss of deep tendon reflexes, loss of pain and temperature sensation, and incontinence.
Is there any treatment?
What is the prognosis?
What research is being done?
Select this link to view a list of studies currently seeking patients.
|Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation/ Paralysis Resource Center |
500 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Tel: 973-379-2690 800-225-0292
|National Spinal Cord Injury Association |
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Tel: 301-214-4006 800-962-9629
|Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) |
801 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
Tel: 202-USA-1300 (872-1300) 800-424-8200
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Cache Date: December 16, 2004
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