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Havin to wait 6-8mos to see ortho dr, isgood?I have severe spinal stenosis and moderate to severe bilateral stenosis neural forminal stenosis at c5-c6

Havin to wait 6-8mos to see ortho dr, isgood?I have severe spinal stenosis and moderate to severe bilateral stenosis  neural forminal stenosis at c5-c6

Call around : First, call the doctor that you have been referred to and request to be put on their cancellation list in case someone with an earlier appointment cancels. Secondly, that is a particularly long wait for a common problem. You may be able to call other spine surgeons in your area and get an earlier appointment. Check out spine-health.Com and healthgrades.Com to learn more. ...Read more

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C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to the spinal cord above this level impair the ...Read more


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There is left uncovertebral hypertrophy at c5-c6 causing mild to moderate left foraminal stenosis. What does the mean ?

There is left uncovertebral hypertrophy at c5-c6 causing mild to moderate left foraminal stenosis.  What does the mean ?

Spinal stenosis: This is a condition resulting from degenerative changes in the spine (for you, this would mean the neck). What actually happens is that the bone that protects the spinal cord becomes narrower. This causes pressure at different points on the spinal cord or nerve roots (causing numbness or other symptoms). Here's a great article which might help http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/spinal_stenosis/ ...Read more

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Right disc herniation c5-c6-right lateral stenosis severe right foraminal stenosis. Tried spinal decompression and trigger p. Injec.What else to try?

Right disc herniation c5-c6-right lateral stenosis severe right foraminal stenosis. Tried spinal decompression and trigger p. Injec.What else to try?

Most resolve with : Time but medication like oral steroids or nsaid's if no contraindications along with meds like Neurontin may help along with wearing a soft cervical collar reversed when sleeping or reading. Cervical epidural injections are a consideration and if no better after 12 weeks of symptoms, surgery can be considered if symptoms warrant this intervention. ...Read more

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At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

Question?: I am unsure what your specific question is. If these are the findings on a MRI/CT, the finding can be associated with cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms include pain in the lower neck, shoulder, arm, thumb and index finger. Treatments can range for medications, physical therapy, epidural injections to surgery. A spinal orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can help decide on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? ...Or at least relief?

Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? 
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Yes: Two kinds of treatment, one conservative by medications and physical therapy. If it failed you could go to surgical treatment which usually they the vertebrae together so it will move. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is c5/c6 prolapse with canal stenosis and bilateral radiculopathy?

C5-C6 disk prolapse: Prolapse at c5-c6 describes a protuberant or herniated nucleus pulposis of a disk. If it causes significant narrowing of the spinal canal it can cause spinal cord symptoms of weakness of the legs, spasticity, and bowel and bladder loss of control. The c6 nerve roots exit at this level through windows or neuroforamina. There may be weakness of the biceps and supinator. There can be pain or numbness. ...Read more

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