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TREATMENT FOR ANNULAR TEAR OF DISC WITH INDENTING AND FLATTENING OF SPINAL CORD

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

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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 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
12 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not really: Unfortunately there are no truly new or novel treatment options available at this time. The hallmarks of current treamtent are focused on preventing f ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Surgery: Consult with neurosurgeon.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No cures: I am so sorry for your friend. Current treatments for sci focus on preserving neurological function at the time of injury. To date there are no cures ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
It can scar down: Often herniated discs, like in the picture, develop scar tissue which pulls the disc material back into a more normal spot. Some folks never have a pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stem cells - Future: Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Not understanding: My assumption is you are asking what spinal cord stimulators (scs) are best at treating? Typically scs is good at treating neuropathic pain disorders, ... Read More

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