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Herniated C5 and C6 with spinal cord compression that is severe, what to do?

Herniated C5 and C6 with spinal cord compression that is severe, what to do?

Spinal cord compress: If the compression is "severe" and you are symptomatic then you need to seriously consider getting the disc that has herniated removed surgically. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would be very helpful here. ...Read more

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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

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I am a renal transplanted man, nowadays I am suffering the disc extrusion of c6-c7 compressing spinal cord. What is the medication?

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

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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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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 more

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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

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 more

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Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

Which is worse,  a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Can 12 months of spinal cord compression in the c5/6 and c6/7 cause perment damage?

Can 12 months of spinal cord compression in the c5/6 and c6/7 cause perment damage?

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 more

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Can 12 months of spinal cord compression in the c5/6 and c6/7 cause permanent damage?

Can 12 months of spinal cord compression in the c5/6 and c6/7 cause permanent damage?

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 more

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