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Spinal cord injuries

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of function, feeling and mobility.

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Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture involves putting a needle into the lower back to diagnose and sometimes treat problems of the brain and spinal cord.

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Transverse myelitis

Transverse myelitis is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the spinal cord. It can cause neurological (nerve), bladder and bowel problems.

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Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis, or spinal canal stenosis, is a narrowing of the canal in which the spinal cord sits.

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The role of a neurologist

A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle.

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Gliomas in children

Glioma is a type of cancer that grows in the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment, and where to get support.

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Central nervous system (CNS)

Your central nervous system (CNS) is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. Learn more about its role and the different parts of the brain.

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Peripheral nerve disorders

Peripheral nerves are the nerves that aren’t in the brain or spinal cord. Some disorders cause nerve damage that affects how your nerves function.

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Cervical laminectomy

Cervical spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows in your neck, causing weakness or numbness in your arms and legs. The aim of surgery is to prevent further damage to your spinal cord.

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Neuroendocrine cancers

Neuroendocrine cancers are a rare group of cancers that most commonly form in the digestive system and the lungs. Learn more here.

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