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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic and systemic inflammatory disease, which needs close attention to prevent comorbidity.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and progressive inflammatory joint disease that can affect all of peripheral joints.
When there is abnormal swelling with spinal cavity, it is known as spinal cord tumor which is often discriminated by its locations: and they are inside the cavity, outside hard myeloid intramembranous spinal cord, and outside hard myeloid membrane. Most common malignant tumors are metastasized from none of the above. Most idiopathic tumors inside the spinal cavity are benign.
Spinal cord is bright white in color and approximately 46 cm in length. It is the main pathway for connecting our brain. You may get paraplegia after spinal cord injuries.
Cervical spine is located in the area of neck and composed of seven cervical bones; it is an important pathway for conducting brain command; so if it is injured, it could incur fatality.
Cervical vertebra injury is the most common spinal-cord injury and its functional defect is sometimes lethal. Therefore, recognitions for post-surgical care is crucial.
Before stitches taken off, avoid having your wound wet; once the dressing is wet, change it immediately.
To prevent further injuries of the surgical sites and to reduce possible risks, it is vital for patients to follow instructions given by the physicians.