The spinal cord can be damaged in many ways, producing various symptom patterns, depending on the location, or level, of spinal cord damage. The spinal cord can be damaged in an accident, compressed by blood or infection, damaged when its blood supply is cut off, or affected by herniated or bulging discs. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a term used to describe any injury to the spinal cord that results in a loss of sensation or function in the body. Approximately two million people worldwide and nearly 200,000 in the United States live with a spinal cord injury.
According to a recent article published on MSN.com., many men are getting unnecessary prostate cancer blood tests. In many instances, the patient is either too young or too old. The most current guidelines do not recommend PSA screening for men younger than 40 years of age, older than 75, or for men who are expected to live less than another 10 years. However, the study found that many men in these groups are still getting the tests.