A member asked:

Mri results-widespread stenosis c2-7.but concern is - moderate osteophyte bar indenting ventral csf touching cord; c6-7 osteophyte bar indenting csf. symptoms-headache,neck+back pain/stiffness, bladder urgency,hand numbness.am i at risk of paralysis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gross answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

There is an increased risk for spinal cord based symptoms (myelopathy) including paralysis, but paralysis is at the far end of the spectrum at risk. Your bladder urgency is the symptom most possibly related to your cord directly and you should be seen by a neurosurgeon to determine the best course of care. Always get a second opinion!

Answered Nov 2, 2020



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