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Can you tell me where the nerve root exits the spinal canal?

Can you tell me where the nerve root exits the spinal canal?

Yes: Through small side openings on either side of the spinal canal called foramen--2 at every level of the spine--right and left. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion.Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen ?

Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion.Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen ?

Conjoined nerve root: A conjoined nerve root is a congenital condition. It cannot be acquired from surgery. It does make surgery more difficult and the patient may be more prone to radiculopathy or nerve root problems. The larger nerve root sleeve that contains to spinal nerve roots is more easily injured. ...Read more

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AS causing narrowing of spinal canal, bone spurs pinching nerve c5/6 got injections on each side NO relief! What will work to relive pain? I'm hurting

AS causing narrowing of spinal canal, bone spurs pinching nerve c5/6 got injections on each side NO relief! What will work to relive pain? I'm hurting

Conservative methods: Conservative approaches to cervical osteophytes include cortisone shots (temporary, may need to be repeated), pain and muscle relaxing meds, physical therapy/massage, & rest. If this approach fails, surgery may be needed (laminectomy to remove osteophytes). See a pain specialist or neurosurgeon for discussion. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1144952-overview ...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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MRI said: "Prominent epidural vessel traverses right posterolateral epidural space from C3 to C6, & exits spinal canal through the right C6-7 neuroforamen". Is this serious? Risks? Means I have AVM?

MRI said: "Prominent epidural vessel traverses right posterolateral epidural space
from C3 to C6, & exits spinal canal through the right C6-7 neuroforamen". Is this serious? Risks? Means I have AVM?

Spinal AVM: Not certain. An MRI or MRA is a screening study. A spinal angiogram is a definitive imaging study for a spinal AVM or a dural fistula. Usually there is swelling or edema in the spinal cord too. See a neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more

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Whats the difference with tumors in the spinal canal vs spinal cord?

Whats the difference with tumors in the spinal canal vs spinal cord?

Look up the anatomy: Spinal cord is a neurological structure which runs inside the spine; the space inside the spine is called spinal canal. Cord is a vital organ that controlls our arms and legs movements, whereas the spinal canal is just a channel wherein lies the spinal cord. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for microdiscectomy,the neurosurgeon said that I dont have other option because the spinal canal is closed completely,is there other way?

I'm scheduled for microdiscectomy,the neurosurgeon said that I dont have other option because the spinal canal is closed completely,is there other way?

Maybe: If a disc rupture, might dessicate & shrink over 8-9 months but if causing progressive pain weakness atrophy and bladder issues, surgery maybe best approach ...Read more

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Narrowing of my cervical spinal canal at 31 years old. Is this normal?

Narrowing of my cervical spinal canal at 31 years old. Is this normal?

Not age related: The width of spinal canal is developmental and not acquired, usually less than 13 mm in an adult is considered narrow. Its importance is that one is more likely to develop symptoms with degenerative disease of the spinal column later in life. ...Read more

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