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bilateral foraminal impingement

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Foraminal stenosis: Yes this can be also termed root impingement.
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Maybe: Radiographic findings always need to be correlated to physical examination signs and clinical symptoms. If there are symptoms, perhaps; if not, then ... Read More

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: first, if there are signs of nerve damage (strength, sensation, changes in control of bowel or bladder) then surgery is indicated. Then.... 1-10% of t ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Spinal cord/nerve: the thecal sac surrounds and protects the spinal coral. The foramen are small opening which the spinal nerves pass through. Impingemnet is pressing or ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical stenosis: Cervical stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal and the neural foramina is caused by degeneration of the disc spaces, ruptured discs, and overgrow ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Puzzled: If there were impingement on the spinal cord, the report would say so. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MR center & make an impulse ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thanks for respond-: -ing. is it pain that keeps you from keeping head up, if so a visit to a fellowship trained spine surgeon may be able to help. this may be due to the ... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
A few steps: Even at age 82, you could try some stretching exercises, and even some McKenzie back exercises. Hot soaking in hot tub or bath may alleviate some of ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Likely not: neuroforaminal narrowing suggest that the nerve root exiting that foramen may be getting "pinched". Follow up with your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Good Question: Impingement is a generic term that doesn't really provide us with an anatomic correlate for the shoulder pain. Learn more about shoulder pain and imp ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Greenston
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rest. PT: Basically your hip does not fit together exactly right. There are a variety of causes for this. If there is some particular motion that causes pain, ... Read More

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