U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Downingtown, PA
A 62-year-old female asked:

Please help me. mri shows cervical cord indentation via osteophytes from c4 to c7. pain intense. what is danger?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Caution: With undue trauma (such as a whiplash injury), you could cause damage to your cervical spine. I cannot say what precautions you should follow because the differences in the degree if stenosis points in the direction of treatment like pt verse surgery and everything in between. Avoid any physician who wanted to do high velocity manipulation at this time. Consider seeing a neurosurgeon to clarify.
Last updated Mar 4, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.