Lesion location & symptoms

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Lesion location & symptoms

Postby Miss_Feisty » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:44 pm

Hello Wonderful People.......

I have been searching online for a bit and can't find what I'm looking for.....Google Frenzy. I'm now even more exhausted than before. :)

I want to know what areas or lesions (brain/spinal) are responsible for certain symptoms.

I really want to comprehend what is going on and where in my body when it goes haywire. I know some things may be not be identified unless hooked up by MRI, but is there a way to distinguish symptoms and activity/inflammation?

If anyone can offer a link or point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. Please no heavy duty medical journals at the moment, I can barely open a dictionary to translate.

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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:07 pm

all i know is that the nerve roots down each vertebra affect different parts of your body called dermatomes. most of my issues have been from spinal lesions, just the eye/cognitive stuff would be brain related i think. lhermitte's sign indicates a spinal cord lesion in the neck, even though the effects are felt as shocks elsewhere in the body. hope that gives you some search terms to get started with wrt the spinal ones at least!
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Postby Miss_Feisty » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:23 pm

Thanks Jimmylegs.......
I have a lot of searching to pull a few things together.
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