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What is moderate appearing central stenosis with complete effacement of CSF around spinal cord

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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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
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 28 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
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
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
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Spinal cord : Your specific health concerns are best answered by seeing a doctor in person. Spinal cord compression usually means that there is constant pressure on... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are hav... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stenosis: Myelopathy is a disease or disturbance of spinal chord. Common for compression to cause the problem, but on imaging you see the compression. Common c... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Smith
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: : Can be very problematic with leg and back pain requiring treatment. It is almost normal for all human beings to have some l5/s1 and l4/l5 facet arthr... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes : Thickening of the bones due to healing can lead to stenosis

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