cervical cord neurapraxia
cervical cord neurapraxiaSports medicine A transient injury to the cervical spine resulting in neurologic sequelae; CCN are generally benign, but Pts should be counseled about recurrence, depending on the spinal canal/vertebral body ratio
cervical cord neurapraxiaSports medicine A clinical entity due to developmental narrowing of the AP diameter of the cervical canal and acute mechanical deformation of the spinal cord; the typical CCN involves an athlete who has an acute transient neurologic episode of cervical cord origin Clinical Sensory changes–eg, burning pain, numbness, or tingling in both arms, both legs, all 4 extremities, or an ipsilateral arm and leg; in absence of instability or structural deficiency of the cervical spine, CCN is clinically benign, with complete neurologic recovery and no permanent morbidity in Pts who return to contact sports
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