A member asked:

I had an mri done of my neck. the report says central canal stenosis 7mm in two different places and says severe compression of thecal sac 4mm in a third location. does this mean surgery?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

If there is active spinal cord compression or signs of "myelomalacia", you are at great risk. If you have weakness or tightness of the legs, and/or urinary issues, this could be a relatively crucial indication for surgical decompression. Discuss these films with a neurosurgeon ASAP.

Answered 4/12/2023



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