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mild spinal cord flattening to the left with stenosis

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Discs: You need to see a neurosurgeon as you may require spinal surgery to prevent further deterioration which may result in further nerve damage
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: An osteophyte touching the spine shouldn't cause pain. What we worry about is when an osteophyte or protruding disk actually compresses the spinal co ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
See Orthopedic...: First question is Did one have a history of injury in sports or accident. Next did one have Physical Therapy/ Braces/ Exercise to manage the bulge/ h ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in foll ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The EMG/NCS: test is a very unreliable (and UNCOMFORTABLE) diagnostic test in the diagnosis of lower extremity symptoms due to spinal cord/disc abnormalities. It c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Thoracic spinal disc herniation can cause upper back discomfort, but also can cause symptoms lower in the body. A neurosurgeon is best qualified to ex ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Your spinal cord has a map of your whole body. If there is pressure on the cord there be sensory or motor changes anywhere below the level of the pre ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: 7mm is a relatively small area for the spinal cord. The spinal canal gets even smaller during hyperextension of the neck, and could potentially injur ... Read More
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