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C5 C6 Stenosis
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
A year ago, I was diagnosed with disc protrusion at c5-c6 and foraminal stenosis. I still have a buzzing effect in my neck and head 50% of the time and heaviness in the right back side of my head with vision blurred slightly. Whatshould I do?
Unrelat: The symptoms described are likely not related to the previously reported image findings of cervical disc protrusion. A thorough evaluation should clarify. ...Read more
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
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
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?
What are the pros and cons of posterior vs anterior foramenectomy to treat RADICULOPATHY due to C5-6 C6-C7 foraminal stenosis/chird compression?
Radiculopathy?: When there is chird compression, unless it's minimal, that's usually of more concern than radiculopathy. That can leave you quadriplegic (worst-case scenario). According to your doctor, are the problems due to root impingement (radiculopathy), cord compression or both? Most neurosurgeons prefer the anterior approach unless there is a reason to do posterior. What does your surgeon say? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Could c-spine hyperflexion/vertical compression lead to "left high-grade/advanced osseous neural foraminal stenosis" at c5-c6/c6-c7 and r arm numbness?
Yes: Along with advancing years and genetics prior facet fracture. ...Read more
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-
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.
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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
C6 Nerve: A c5/6 issue will usually involve the C6 nerve causing a radiculitis/radiculopathy ("pinched nerve"). This will normally give you tinging and numbness on your front of upper arm into forearm and to thumb and index finger. Weakness can be seen in the extensor of your wrist, muscle that rotate your hand down, your flexor of the arm. ...Read more
It depend were: If you mean epidural injection which done under x-ray guidance, I believe it could help. ...Read more
See a neurosurgeon: Usually this is caused by an old or active injury to the spinal cord. Most common cause is from a disc herniation/bulge. Subtle signs of spinal cord compression are fine motor skill problems of the hands such as difficulty with buttoning buttons and also mild difficulty with walking. You should go see a neurosurgeon to help decide if there is active compression. ...Read more
And?: Sorry, but the equipment is 40 years old--some wear and tear is bound to happen. May be incidental, may stay same for next 60 years, or may progress to need for spine surgery in future. If not having pain in neck or upper extremities, remain active without overdoing it. Discuss with your Dr your concerns and eat healthy. Absent other symptoms, only time will tell. ...Read more
Anatomy not a cause: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
See below: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. As we age we lose the fluid in our discs which makes them more susceptible wearing out. As pressure is applied to these discs they start to bulge a little. While you may have pain from the disc there are other potential causes including pain from the neck muscles, joints, or ligaments. ...Read more
Radiographically: If xrays or CT show good bone fomration and do not move on flexion and extension films, you are fused. If there is poor bone formation and/or movement on flexion and extension you are not fused. If you have no pain even without fusion which is possible then you do not need surgery for an unsuccessful fusion. You should consider revision sugary with unsuccessful fusion only if you have pain. ...Read more