Central Cord Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Michelle J Alpert, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the pathophysiology of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the prevalence of central cord syndrome (CCS) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the prognosis of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What are the sexual predilections of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What causes central cord syndrome (CCS)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the role of speech therapy in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How is autonomic dysreflexia managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How is neurogenic bladder managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How is spasticity managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How is neuropathic pain managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How are pressure ulcers managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

How is neurogenic bowel managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Follow-up

What is included in outpatient care for central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is included in inpatient care for central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What are the possible complications of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is the prognosis of central cord syndrome (CCS)?

What is included in patient education about central cord syndrome (CCS)?