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    Dear Dr. Corenman,

    Thank your for you website!

    I am dealing with many spinal issues, but recently I had a memory test as well. Would you know anything about the Wechsler’s Memory Tests?

    What information does the Wechsler’s Memory Test provide in diagnosing injuries? Is it only Brain Injury related or would it also be related to the spinal column injuries as well?

    For example if someone scored a 5 in one area, but in the rest scored 16, what would those results possibly mean?

    Thanks for your help

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Wechsler’s Memory Tests I believe are the standard for measuring memory function but I am not an expert in this field. A spinal cord injury will not by itself cause a poorer test score on this battery of tests. Brain injury is the normal cause of test score gradation drop. However, if chronic pain has occurred in the face of cervical injury, this in my opinion can change the test scores as concentration suffers in the face of chronic pain.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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    Dear Dr. Corenman,

    That makes sense, and eventually I will discover the answer. It does alleviate some of my fears though and I appreciate your quick response.

    Thank you

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