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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Certainly hard to say without benefit of your records. A thoracic radiculopathy can cause upper back burning, as can a peri scapular problem such as ... Read More

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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, ge ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
MRI : Mri scan is usually directed to single region where your symptoms are, such as MRI of lumbar spine for low back pain or spinal stenosis. That said, w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
We should TALK!: I haven't got a clue...oh, I could come up with some very cerebral sounding answer as a neurologist and doctor of medicine but I'm more interested in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are a number: of potential diagnoses that could explain the symptoms you experienced but the most likely is nerve compression in your cervical spine. You may have b ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal issues: stenosis is simply another word for "narrowing" of the space. So it's possible that a herniation (something going into a space it's not supposed to) i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, incl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
Yes: Congenital spinal stenosis means that the spinal canal has a narrow diameter because you're born that way. Cervical degenerative spine disease can als ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Dr. Jian Shen answered
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical stenosis: ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an ac ... Read More
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