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

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Get EMG: It would seem that you have a cord compression, but you need an EMG/NCS (muscle and nerve study) to determine how serious the cord compression is vs a... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Suggest: EMG can objectify, and C6 radiculopathy could improve with TFESI at the root level. PT with motorized traction could also help. Would get 2 or 3 neur... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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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Family Medicine 50 years experience
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
Neurology 34 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
You show disc deterioration in the mid-neck, and disc is narrowing spinal canal diameter, threatening the spinal cord itself. Suggest you find a neur... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
You don't mention what your symptoms are. I'm not sure that wearing down of intervertebral discs leads to spinal stenosis. The discs would have to her... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
First DDD & spinal: Stenosis are typically age related changes but there can be genetic predispositions for this as well as environmental factors such as smoking . Back ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Familial Lumbar: Stenosis is listed in the online mendelian inheritance in man website (omim.Org) along with multiple other possibilities. Geneticists do evaluate adul... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
"Pinched nerve": Stenosis is the medical term for narrowing. Spinal stenosis refers to a narrowing of the spinal canal that transmits the nerves, including the neural... Read More
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