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Spinal cord injuries

Trusted information about spinal cord injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to nontraumatic spinal cord injury.

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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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Spinal stenosis

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

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Gliomas in children

Gliomas are a cancer that grows in the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment and where to get information and 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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What does a neurologist do?

A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats conditions like epilepsy that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

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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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Mad cow disease

Mad cow disease is a severe neurological disease in cattle that causes damage to the brain and spinal cord. Read more about mad cow disease from trusted sources.

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Peripheral nerve disorders

The peripheral nerves include the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. When damaged, peripheral nerves can't communicate properly. Learn more about causes of peripheral nerve disorders on this page.

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Chiari malformation

Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) malformation occurs when part of the brain pushes down into the spinal canal. Some, but not all people have symptoms. Learn more here.

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