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A 24-year-old female asked:

what are the spinal disorders that cause neural tension?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Spinal disorders do : Not cause tension or tension headaches. And it is also too vague. There are hundreds of spinal disorders. You might be tense because you are anxious or nervous but in order to get a more accurate diagnosis you need to describe your symptoms.
Dr. Jack Gutman
General Surgery 46 years experience
Nerve root traction: What are the spinal disorders that cause neural tension? Nerve traction or neural tension can because by anything that stretches the spinal cord and nerve roots. Some of those conditions are spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated or bulging discs. Bone spurs at the exit of the nerve root at the neural foramina can also cause nerve traction. Least likely is a space occupying lesion such a.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao commented
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmmm OK - I agree with that. but... honestly most people don'll a radiculopathy tension.
Aug 17, 2013

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