Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). The spinal cord begins at the occipital bone and extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral column. It is around 45 cm (18 in) in men and around 43 cm (17 in) long in women. Also, the spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 1/2 inch thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 1/4 inch thick in the thoracic area.
Posts about Spinal Cord
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      Did Depakote played a role in your child’s birth injury? Depakote (valproic acid) is an FDA-approved drug prescribed for the treatment of seizure disorders, manic episodes that result from bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. Unfortunately, new evidence shows there is a serious risk to a child’s health when Depakote is taken during pregnancy.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
    • Birth Injuries Caused by Depakote

      Did Depakote played a role in your child’s birth injury? Depakote (valproic acid) is an FDA-approved drug prescribed for the treatment of seizure disorders, manic episodes that result from bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. Unfortunately, new evidence shows there is a serious risk to a child’s health when Depakote is taken during pregnancy.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
  • What Are Some Common Personal Injuries?

    …, and teeth. All of these injuries can require costly treatment and extensive recovery time. Back and Spine Injuries The back has many parts that may be injured, including muscles, bones, joints, and the spinal cord, which is integral in facilitating basic movement and functioning. Many types of back injuries can cause excruciating pain and can…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 14 readers -
  • Spina Bifida Birth Injuries

    … appears to be a connection between some medications prescribed for treating epilepsy and bipolar disorder, and an increased risk of a spina bifida birth injury when taken by pregnant women. Some of the drugs and drug classes that carry this risk are the anti-seizure medication carbamazepine (commonly sold as Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro® or TEGretol…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Winter Sports Accidents in Illinois

    … and lacerations. Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries from snowboarding or skiing accidents can range from mild injuries like cuts and sprains to severe, disabling injuries like head and spinal cord trauma. They may even result in death. Common causes of these accidents include: Collisions on the slopes with other skiers/snowboarders Collisions…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    … or unstable surfaces, torn carpeting, potholes in parking lots, recently waxed or mopped floors, defective sidewalks, and loose floorboards. Here is a brief list of the types of slip and fall injuries that are widely seen in Chicago: Broken Bones : Broken bones can be minor or more severe injuries that demand a number of surgeries. They can also…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
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  • Types of Expert Witnesses Used in Personal Injury Cases

    … toxicologists use a panel in order to ensure the testimony of the experience is based on evidence, is objective, and reflects current toxicology standards. Neurologist Neurology experts may provide testimony on a variety of topics relating to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Oftentimes, a neurologist may be needed to testify to the degree of your…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Dallas Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

    … death, permanent (severe) functional disability, or severe impairment. Catastrophic injuries often involve the spine, the spinal cord, or the brain (including skull or spinal fractures), and result in a permanent injury that prevents the injured party from performing any type of gainful work. In most cases, a catastrophic injury can leave a person…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 33 readers -
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