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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Surfer's Myelopathy

    Have any of you ever heard of this before. I caught it on Medical Mysteries about a month ago.

    Essentially it happens only to first time surfers, from holding ourselves up with the back hyper extended while paddling. What happens is there is a blood vessel that goes through there that gets kinked, and deprives the spine of oxygen. This leads to paralysis below the kink!

    Wiki Article.

    If you do a google search you will bring up a number of links, but Wiki is easy. It's a brief description though, thats it. It's an incredibly rare, 9 reported cases, new condition.

    I thought it was fascinating, just wanted to share.

  2. #2
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    May 2006
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    that would surely ruin a first time session.

  3. #3
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    May 2008
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    Sure would ruin first session - flapping around like a wounded seagull on your first (and many subsequent sessions) is bad enough, but topping it off with some paralysis would surely lead you back to a hobby involving much more world of warcraft.