A message for persons with technical interest in Spinal Strokes
This question is directed to persons who may have tried to identify causative factors for Spinal Stroke. Perhaps people with some knowledge in this area could share with me any sources they know which specify the percentage breakdown of causes of spinal stroke. I have been through many scientific papers and I wonder what the 'state of the art' of knowledge might be in this area. For example is there is a specific paper which might be the latest comprehensive study?
I am endeavouring to prove that a severe fall was the source of my spinal stroke as there was a gap of a month or so between fall and the onset of the stroke. There is no obvious histopathology evidence available but I will have a myeleogram to exclude possibilities of vascular malformation. My own work in this area as a bio engineer using hyperelastic shock simulation of the aorta and porcine aorta properties demonstrate that aortic shock pressure in a 2 metre fall is sufficient to rupture the intima under specific conditions. However, this is not 'evidence' as such.
This question may be important to many people as insurers use the obscurity of cause to avoid payment.
Perhaps there is a working group out there that could offer views on this.
Many Thanks for anybody who may be able to help.