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!
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.
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Thread: Surfer's Myelopathy
Aug 22, 2008, 11:49 AM #1Member
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