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what is effacement of the anterior CSF space without cord flattening or spinal stenosis

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Cervical level: T3/T4 is at the thoracic level, not the cervical level. In order to diagnose cervical spinal myelopathy and MRI of the neck or cervical spine would b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Myelopathy: Are you sure it is T3, (liothyronine) 4, 6? Not C3, 4, 6? T refers to thoracic. If there is little CSF around the cord, you already have spinal s ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Risk is damage: 2 the cord & hence damage 2 innervation 2 all muscles below this level. If it is progressing slowly U may not B aware that it is occurring, until ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Increasing neurologi: Compression of the spinal cord can occur due to spinal stenosis. which will often cause pain in the back and or in the legs. This can further progress ... Read More
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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 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Sometimes: A syndrome called intracranial hypotension can do this. It is caused by a leak of cerebrospinal fluid, usually from a procedure such as a lumbar punct ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
33 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: u need to see a neurologist. There are certain nerves that inner ate those areas. The nerves come thru the spinal chord and go to their designated are ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : With a fairly extensive spine fusion.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
14 years experience Pain Management
Quite possible: It's definitely possible. An epidural steroid injection or spinal cord stimulator may help tremendously. But first, one would have to be properl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
43 years experience Family Medicine
No: Spinal stenosis actully improve with bending forward if the pain is on bending is suggests other etiologies for your pain possibly muscular.
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