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Spinal cord injury leading to bladder problem

Published: May 2, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Dr Ardalan Abdolghafor GhafouriA good number of people in Qatar are increasingly suffering from dysfunctional urinary bladder (neurogenic bladder) due to spinal cord injury sustained in road traffic accidents and fall from heights, a senior Urology consultant at the Hamad Medical Corporation stated yesterday.
Yearly, the HMC Urology’s Voiding Dysfunction unit receives an average of up to 70 patients including males, females and children with neurogenic bladder.

Neurogenic bladder refers to dysfunction of the urinary bladder due to the disease of the central nervous system or peripheral nerves involved in the control of micturition (urination). Continue Reading »

What is the nerve center at L1? Why can’t anyone with an injury below that have function below injury, or respond to FES?

Published: September 20, 2004 | Category: Answers | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

T The part of the spinal cord that is situated at the bony segmental level of L1 contains most of the spinal cord that represent the L1-S4 spinal segments. These segments innervate the pelvic area and the legs.

Collections of neurons in these segments control a variety of functions. These include walking (locomotion), the series of reflexes leading to urination (micturation), sexual function, etc. Continue Reading »