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My MRI shows focal myelomalacia involving the cervical cord at C5-C6. Severe spinal cord stenosis at C3-C4. Subtle cortical edema inferior to the sten?

My MRI shows focal myelomalacia involving the cervical cord at C5-C6. Severe spinal cord stenosis at C3-C4. Subtle cortical edema inferior to the sten?

Cervical cord injury: Your spinal cord is being squeezed probably but not for certain by a disc rupture or boney overgrowth. I f no symptoms I expect you soon will. Surgery is very probable. See a neurosurgeon or orthopedist urgently. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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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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Hello I have spinal stenosis, im 55 two fusions in c5 c6 one plate in front two in back now I am having a twitch in my chin any ideas if conected? Th

Hello I have spinal stenosis, im 55 two fusions in c5 c6 one plate in front two in back now I am having a twitch in my chin any ideas if conected? Th

Not likely: The nerves that supply your chin and the rest of your face exit directly out of the brain and so are not affected by abnormalities in the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I have 2 artificial discs at c5-6, c6-7.Recent MRI shows spinal stenosis, can a posterior approach fusion be done c3-4-c6-7? If so, how is it done?

I have 2 artificial discs at c5-6, c6-7.Recent MRI shows spinal stenosis, can a posterior approach fusion be done c3-4-c6-7? If so, how is it done?

Many options: There are multiple options for this, revision anterior surgery, including all or some of the levels, a combined anterior/posterior approach, just a posterior approach. It really requires a detailed and thoughtful analysis of the situation, rather than one generic solution for everyone. ...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 (gabapentin) 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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Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves? 1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level. 2. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana

Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves? 1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level. 2. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana

No but can't tell: Spinal canal stenosis can cause spinal cord compression. In order to know if a nerve is pinched in the cervical spine you want to know if there is lateral spinal canal stenosis ore more specifically foraminal stenosis. The foramen is where the nerve comes out of the spine and can be pinched. ...Read more

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What to do if I have moderate to severe spinal stenosis in c6- c7?

Depends: How severe?
Symptoms?
Spinal surgery might be of definitive assistance if you have symptoms or have failed conservative treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5, 6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions. I a?

I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5, 6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions. I a?

Rib cage pain: You probably have osteoporosis as well. It would be beneficial to get an xray series of the ribs and visit a doctor to evaluate for muscle strain. We need to rule out an osteoporotic fracture as well! ...Read more

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MRI Report-please advise Congenitally shortened pesicles/congenital central spinal stenosis canal measuring between 9-10 mm from C3-C6. I have symptoms?

See spine and neck: Specialist. Depending on your symptoms, pain meds, physical therapy, and or injections to reduce sweling may be helpful. In some situations, surgery to enlarge the spinal canal may be indicated. Work with your doctor for the best result. See a description of options: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-203204 ...Read more

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Does severe spinal stenosis in C5 with disk bulge and radiculopathy in arms go away by itself, or does it require an operation?

Does severe spinal stenosis in C5 with disk bulge and radiculopathy in arms go away by itself, or does it require an operation?

The symptoms can: The imaging findings will remain but the symptoms can improve or esolve with time and/or treatment. Not everyone needs surgery. The clinical presentation is more important usually than the imaging findings and your response to non op care. ...Read more

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Just diag congenital spinal stenosis. Bulging disc at c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c65-6. Hern disc at c6-7, t10-11, l4-5. How serious is it short and long term?

Depends on symptoms: Congenital stenosis is narrowing of the space for the spinal cord in your neck that you were born with. If you have no nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness, hand clumsiness, unsteady walking) just be careful; avoid situations that could lead to injuring your neck (and spinal cord): climbing ladders, running yellow lights, having obstacles around to trip over. If you do have these see a doc. ...Read more

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Hx of C5-6 spinal stenosis. I'm getting pedicure and having right leg rubbed, developed tingling pain in left arm and left chest. What could this be?

There are a number: Of potential diagnoses that could explain the symptoms you experienced but the most likely is nerve compression in your cervical spine. You may have been sitting in the pedicure chair in a different or awkward position that potentiated this. If the symptoms persist you should get reevaluated for cervical spine disease. ...Read more

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Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7 had mri, ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7 had mri, ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Multifactoral: Shoulder and arm pain from the shoulder joint can overlap with pain from the cervical spine. In a simple sense, if you move your arm at the shoulder - like bending your elbow and rotating the arm inside and out, or lifting your hand over your head - and it reproduces your usual pain, then it's probably your shoulder. But it can take careful examination and experience to tell the difference! ...Read more

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Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis. No relief. Which causing gtr pain. Pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis. No relief. Which causing gtr pain. Pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Cervical nerve: This would suggest irritation of a cervical nerve perhaps C6 or C7. Your neurologic evaluation should help clarify that. Since you're still having pain I would agree you need to have this reevaluated. These kind of symptoms could be for other reasons. Location of the shoulder blade to suggest some other issues as well. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist. ...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?

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

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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C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. C5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. Means?

C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. C5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. Means?

Spinal stenosis: That is another way to describe a condition known as spinal stenosis. One way to say it is that you have developed some bone spurs (oseochondral bars) that are narrowing (narrowing equals stenosis) the central part of the nerve canal but not the for amen. I would discuss your findings and treatment options with your doctor. ...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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C5-c6 retrolisthesis. C6-c7 anterolisthesis. C7-t1 anterolistesis. Mo mass or stenosis at level of frrml magnum. Min cord deformity. Suggestions?

Could be fairly -: -normal unless you are having symptoms that match the findings. If so see a fellowship trained spine surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Possible: Only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon who saw you and your MRI can answer this question, when taking in consideration physical exam, severity of symptoms and anatomical changes. ...Read more

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In Short, is is possible that slurred speech could be related to Severe Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy @ C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 level (symptomatic)?

Less likely related: C 3 C4 C5 keeps the diaphragm alive so it could contribute to beathing difficulties. Slurred speech may have a different cause. Please follow up with your doctor or to the Emergency Room if this is a new complaint of slurred speech. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder blade pain with these via neck MRI. C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. C6-C7 broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. Related? Thanks-

I have right shoulder blade pain with these via neck MRI. C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. C6-C7 broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. Related? Thanks-

Your pain: Is in the "pattern" or distribution of the C6-C7 nerves exiting at that level HOWEVER disc "BULGES" are NORMAL findings!!!!! Look to another reason for your should blade pain. Eg: SUBSCAPULARIS strain/sprain (the muscle UNDER the shoulder blade which helps your shoulder move.
Hope this is helpful!
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Constant r arm/shoulder pain, tingliing, hand swells & turns cold × 5yrs. Mri: c5-c6 & c6-c7 disk ostephyte complex, disk protrusion with annular tear, central canal stenosis. Could this be the cause?

Yes: Your symptoms may represent what we call radiculopathy. This occurs as a result of your nerves being pinched as they exit the spine by your protruding disc and osteophytes. You may benefit from an injection of steroid into the area of pressure of the nerve which may help your symptoms. Consult a physiatrist or spine specialist. ...Read more

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Mri report is right paracentral herniation of c5-c6 IV disc indenting spinal cord?

Mri report is right paracentral herniation of c5-c6 IV disc indenting spinal cord?

Any symptoms?: Some disc herniations may be asymptomatic. Would recommend a complete evaluation by a neurosurgeon. It is important to evaluate the amount of pressure on the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What does Degenerative change, greatest at C5/C6 with moderate spinal canal and bilateral moderate to severe neural foraminal compromise mean?

What does Degenerative change, greatest at C5/C6 with moderate spinal canal and bilateral moderate to severe neural foraminal compromise mean?

Foraminal compromise: Implies the 6th cervical nerve root may be compressed (leading to potential muscle weakness in the upper arm and or radicular pain down to the thumb or index finger) Further information is needed (exam findings) to sort out the significance of both this and the central canal stenosis (I would discuss this with your neurologist or neurosurgeon) ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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C5 (Definition)

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


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more