Understanding Spinal Cord Strokes and Other Vascular Myelopathies

July 24, 2019

The TMA is joined by Dr. Nicholas L. Zalewski from Mayo Clinic and Dr. Olwen Murphy from Johns Hopkins University to help our listeners better understand spinal cord strokes and other vascular myelopathies. Definitions of spinal cord stroke and vascular myelopathy were given. The experts explained the similarities and differences of spinal cord stroke and transverse myelitis. Signs and symptoms of spinal cord stroke were discussed, as well as diagnostic criteria and treatment. The experts also discussed long-term symptom management and prognosis of individuals diagnosed with spinal cord stroke, as well as the importance of rehabilitation.