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C6 Spinal Cord
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?
I am a renal transplanted man, nowadays I am suffering the disc extrusion of c6-c7 compressing spinal cord. What is the medication?
For what?: It's not clear to me what medication you're asking about. An immunosuppressant because of your kidney transplant? Or something for pain control? If latter, minimize use of nsaids like Ibuprofen given their risk to harm kidneys etc. In this case, consider Acetaminophen (paracetamol in india ; elsewhere), tramadol ; other opioids. Discuss your concerns w/your family doc ; nephrologist. ...Read more
My MRI report is right paracentral herniation of c5-c6 IV disc indenting spinal cord...Doctor said to me it is necessary operation is it right?
Myelopathy: If the disc touches or indents the spinal cord and the spinal canal width is sufficient, you might be able to avoid surgery and hope the disc desiccates and shrinks, but if there is stenosis, and the cord is showing signs of edema or myelomalacia, surgery is mandatory, (no other options). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can c4, c5, C6 radiculopathy with c5/c6 impinging the spinal cord go away on its own in time or does it have to involve surgery? I have disc protrusions from c4-c6. The numbness is present quite often in my left fingers pinky to middle and palm in addit
See below: It is possible that this situation could resolve without the use of surgery. A lot of this depends on you, is the pain bad, is the numbness or clumsiness temporary or is it getting worse. Talk to your surgeon about other options including strengthening exercises that can be used to treat this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord injury: Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better c7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair c6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the different types of incomplete spinal cord injury & how do I know which I had? I'm C6 incomplete. Spent year in chair paralyzed now walk.
Depends on level: Typically an incomplete injury at C6 causes you to have limited control of your wrist and complete loss of hand function. The different types have more to do with where the lesion is located and what dermatome that includes. The "incomplete" refers to the fact that you have retained some function of motor and/or sensory function below the level of the injury. Autonomic dysreflexia can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many times we do not know there is spinal cord compression until the patient presents with some complaint of pain or weakness. Mris can show us changes within the cord which can help to confirm the level of injury. If there is weakness and compression then surgical decompression is warranted. This may result in some improvement in pain and weakness, but there may not be full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Cause: Spinal cord compression occurs when something is pressing down on the nerves so that they do not function properly. Depending on the cause and location of the compression a person could experience, numbness, pain and loss of motor function if severe. A sudden loss of motor function is significant and should not be ignored. Constant compression can cause permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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