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Spinal Injury Could Cause Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Spinal Injury Could Cause Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Spinal disorders and injuries could cause a nerve injury through compression or damage causing Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction also known as Bladder Dysfunction. Neurogenic bladder disorder means an individual is having problems with urination.

Neurogenic involves the nervous system and the nerve tissues that supply and stimulate the organs and muscles to function and operate correctly. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction causes the nerves that control the bladder and muscles in urination to be overactive or underactive. �

 

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Symptoms

  • Constant bathroom visits
  • Control in urination is limited
  • Complete involuntary urination
  • Sudden urge/s to urinate
  • The bladder is unable to hold urine
  • The bladder fails to empty completely
  • Overfilling of the bladder creates intense pressure causing accidental leakage
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Nerves of the Bladder

The brain and spinal cord function as the headquarters with the spine as the body’s highway that transmits and relays signals/messages to and from the bladder. In the low back, the spinal cord splits apart into a bundle of nerves called the cauda equina. �

At the end of the lumbar spine is the sacrum this area is known as the sacral spine. The sacrum is the backside of the pelvis between the hip bones. The nerves in the sacral spine branch out and become part of the peripheral nervous system. �

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These nerves provide and stimulate bladder sensation and function. When these nerves become compressed, inflamed, injured, or damaged in some way, organ dysfunction can present. This is when any of the symptoms listed above can develop and progress. �

Potential Causes of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Spinal Cord Injury/s are a common cause of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The spinal cord does not have to be severed to cause paralysis below the injured part of the spine. If the spinal cord gets bruised or there is improper blood flow, the spinal cord’s ability to send nerve signals can become inhibited. Cauda Equina Syndrome happens when the nerves spinal roots become pinched or compressed. It is rare, but it is a serious medical condition that requires immediate medical attention. Causes of cauda equina syndrome include:

  • Low back disc herniation
  • A tumor in or near the low back
  • Spinal fracture
  • Infection
  • Spinal stenosis which affects the spinal canal
  • Trauma like an auto accident, personal/work/sports injury
  • Spinal condition from injury or present from birth
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Treatment

The treatment depends on the cause or causes of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. A primary physician could call upon a bladder specialist like a urologist, nephrologist, or urogynecologist to collaborate and coordinate the treatment plan. If the dysfunction is caused by a nerve root compression, a spinal procedure (discectomy) is performed to decompress and relieve the pressure on the nerves.


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Neuropathic Pain And Neurogenic Inflammation | El Paso, TX.

Neuropathic Pain And Neurogenic Inflammation | El Paso, TX.

If the sensory system becomes impacted by injury or disease, the nerves in that system can’t function in the transmitting of sensation to the brain. This can lead to a sensation of numbness, or lack of sensation. In some cases when the sensory system is injured, individuals can experience pain in the affected region. Neuropathic pain does not start quickly or ends quickly. It’s a chronic condition that leads to�symptoms of persistent pain. For many, the intensity of the symptoms can come and go throughout a day. Neuropathic pain is thought to be associated with peripheral nerve problems, i.e. neuropathy caused by diabetes, spinal stenosis, injury to the brain or spinal cord can also lead to chronic neuropathic pain.

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Objectives:

  • What is it?
  • What is the pathophysiology behind it?
  • What are the causes
  • What are some of the pathways
  • How can we fix it?

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

  • Pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction in the somatosensory nervous system.
  • Neuropathic pain is usually chronic, difficult to treat and often resistant to standard analgesic management.

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neuropathic pain el paso tx.PATHOGENESIS OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN

  • PERIPHERAL MECHANISMS
  • After a peripheral nerve lesion, neurons become more sensitive and develop abnormal excitability and elevated sensitivity to stimulation
  • This is known as…Peripheral Sensitization!

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  • CENTRAL MECHANISMS
  • As a consequence of ongoing spontaneous activity arising in the periphery, neurons develop an increased background activity, enlarged receptive fields and increased responses to afferent impulses, including normal tactile stimuli
  • This is known as…Central Sensitization!

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neuropathic pain el paso tx.COMMON CAUSES

Lesions or diseases of the somatosensory nervous system can lead to altered and disordered transmission of sensory signals into the spinal cord and the brain; common conditions associated with neuropathic pain include:

  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Painful radiculopathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • HIV infection
  • Leprosy
  • Amputation
  • Peripheral nerve injury pain
  • Stroke (in the form of central post-stroke pain)

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neuropathic pain el paso tx.

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neuropathic pain el paso tx.PHANTOM LIMB PAIN & AUGMENTED REALITY

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  • Phantom Limb Pain and AR

NEUROGENIC INFLAMMATION

Objectives:

  • What is it?
  • What is the pathophysiology behind it?
  • What are the causes
  • How can we fix it?

NEUROGENIC INFLAMMATION

  • Neurogenic inflammation is a neurally elicited, local inflammatory response characterized by vasodilation, increased vascular permeability, mast cell degranulation, and the release of neuropeptides including SP and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)
  • It appears to play an important role in the pathogenesis of numerous disease including migraine, psoriasis, asthma, fibromyalgia, eczema, rosacea, dystonia and multiple chemical sensitivity

neuropathic pain el paso tx.COMMON CAUSES

  • There are multiple pathways by which neurogenic inflammation may be initiated. It is well documented, using both animal models and isolated neurons in vitro, that capsaicin, heat, protons, bradykinin, and tryptase are upstream regulators of the intracellular calcium influx, which results in inflammatory neuropeptide release. In contrast, it is thought that prostaglandins E2 and I2, cytokines, interleukin-1, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor do not cause neurotransmitter release themselves, but rather excite sensory neurons and thus lower the threshold for firing and cause augmented release of neuropeptides.
  • While neurogenic inflammation has been extensively studied and well documented in peripheral tissues, until recently the concept of neurogenic inflammation within the CNS has remained largely unexplored. Given the capacity for neurogenic inflammation to influence vascular permeability and lead to the genesis of edema, it has now been widely investigated for its potential to influence BBB permeability and vasogenic edema within the brain and spinal cord under varying pathological conditions.

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