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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Can't say: specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Broad based disc protrusions with effacement of the thecal sac or "pouch" that holds your spinal cord is a common finding on cervical MRI's. See your ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Chronicity: You have a localized chronic degenerative disc, protruding and narrowing spinal canal. Unless it were to compress the spinal cord, do not worry about ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on symptoms: We do not do surgery based only on films. If you have symptoms that are attributable to findings on films, then surgery should be considered. And even ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Very: This is very important to get it treated before you lose function of the nerves below that level
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Touching: Just touching the fluid around the cord ... getting close but not putting pressure on the cord itself ... usually a disc that's bulged far enough to b ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
41 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain: Quit now if you can. No hope
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Everyone is different. Many people have radiologic findings of severe spinal stenosis without symptoms and vice versa-so there's not so much of a corr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
7 years experience Neurology
Via choroid plexus: CSF generated in ventricles via choriod plexus and procudes about 3cc/minutes . Its a clear transparent fluid. It circulates around the brain and spin ... Read More

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