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C4 C5 Spinal Cord Injury
Recent MRI , please explain readings. Husband had fusion 2012 c4-c5. New MRI focal swelling with heterogeneous abnormal signal in the spinal cord atc5-c6 suggesting neoplasm has improved .
Funny MRI: Probably means something abnormal was seen at that level early and looks better. Not every neoplasm appearance is a tumor and not every tumor is a cancer so to really tell you need the ortho or neurosurgeon to compare results carefully with the radiologists help and answer your question better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord injury is a condition in which a person has damage to the nerves in his spinal cord (which is protected inside the spine from the brain to the tailbone). Injuries such as those from car accidents, climbing accidents, or gunshot wounds often cause paralysis (loss of use of legs, abdominal ...Read more
Bulged disk right c4-c5. Mri says spinal cord not affected, but daily neck pain on right side, right ear fullness and lightheadeness. What to do?
MRI is not a diagnos: Spinal mris are massively over-ordered and over-read. Someone with no neck pain is just as likely to have these MRI findings. Good doctors make the diagnosis from your story, and from doing a careful physical exam. You need to see a good doctor who knows when to order an MRI and when not to - one who can actually give you a diagnosis the old-fashioned (correct) way. And treat you correctly! ...Read more
My spinal C4 c5. Injury when i was lifting 50kg . Now my one left side body 70% only working. How do cure?
Doctor: This is definitely a situation where you need to see a physician now! if you injured your spine and now have neurological deficits with loss of strength the concern is that you have a injury that is causing pressure on a nerve root or your spinal cord. The longer the deficit is present the more likely it will be permanent. Recommend neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine specialist now. ...Read more
It could be serious: The two most common levels in the cervical spine to herniate are the c5 - c6 level (cervical 5 and cervical 6) and the c6 -c7 level. The next most common is the c4 - c5 level, and rarely the c7 - t1 level may herniate. C4 - c5 (c5 nerve root) - can cause weakness in the deltoid muscle in the upper arm. Does not usually cause numbness or tingling. Can cause shoulder pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need advice on MRI results. Abnormal heterogeneious t2 signal with some swelling within the spinal cord at c5-c6 level, husband had fusion 1.5 years ago on on c4-c6 is this getting worse?
Communicate: This is a situation in which the MRI findings must be correlated with both the clinical presentation and the prior appearance of the images. This should be discussed at length with the physician who ordered the test, and information on the internet without actually seeing the images and your husband are unlikely to be helpful. Hope he does well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need MRI interperation. Increased signal enhancing expansile spinal cord at c5/c6 and minimal extra medullara intradural/dural enhancement left ventralspinal canal c3/c4
Need iimages: Very difficult to interpret the meaning of that report without seeing the images, and without knowing why the study was obtained. Depending on severity, could be artifact (not significant). Transverse myelitis (inflammation of the cord) can also have such findings, but that would correlate with serious neurologic symptoms. Other conditions of the spinal cord also could cause such MRI findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help interpeting my husbands MRI results disc protrusion with stenosis c4-c5above fusion increased signal enhancing expansile spinal cord c5-c5 and minimal extra medullary intradural/dural enhanc?
Need intervention: You detail an issue with the cervical spinal canal and spinal cord, and one might wonder as to whether there is ongoing spinal cord compression, but the outer enhancement may represent an area of arachnoiditis or scarring. Based on description cannot easily exclude area of infection or even epidural arteriovenous malformation, but location is atypical. Seek experienced neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI shows focal myelomalacia involving the cervical cord at C5-C6. Severe spinal cord stenosis at C3-C4. Subtle cortical edema inferior to the sten?
Depends : On the degree of injury, the mechanism of injury, and any concommitant complications or other injuries. Once the individual is stable, there are no blood clots, no open wounds, and no signs of any other injury or autonomic dysfunction the patients doctor can determine if it is safe. This can be within days, weeks or longer depending on the individual situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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