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Central Canal Stenosis Definition
See below: Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more
Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?
Depends: The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps. Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
Could an spinal cord injury from a bad fall four years ago cause central canal stenosis or foraminal narrowing?
Yes: Thickening of the bones due to healing can lead to stenosis ...Read more
I have multilevel central canal stenosis as well as multilevel severe foraminal narrowing and disc extrusion surgery inevitable?
Most likely. My wife: -had similar & epidural steroids bought her some time, about 5 years, but later got worse & had surgery. My brother had it & waited until he had so much muscle weakness, that his result was not good (he=orthopedic surgeon also). Have confidence in the spine surgeon U choose, B sure fellowship trained. ...Read more
If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years
Low lumbar stenosis: Can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements). Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
What is the difference between severe cervical spinal stenosis and central canal stenosis and if I have both is this serious what are my options?
Spinal Stenosis: The 2 terms can denote the same abnormality. ...Read more
Specific vs general: Spinal stenosis is not specific to region (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar). Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine is lumbar spinal stenosis. Central stenosis means the dural sac is compressed. This is as opposed to foraminal or lateral stenosis which usually affects the nerve roots. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Degenerative disc: When there is degeneration in the lumbar spine then the ligaments can hypertrophy (enlarge) along with the facet joints and cause narrowing in the spine called stenosis. If it is mainly in the center then it is called central stenosis. Also any significant central disc herniation can also cause central stenosis along with bone spurs. ...Read more
L5 S1 Bilateral Facet Hypertrophy resulting in no significant central canal neuroforaminil stenosis. Been in pain for 10 months what can I do?
Ouch!: You're young to have this, unless you're prior military or did a lot of weight-bearing. Get to your ideal body weight. Strengthen core muscles with physical therapy/Pilates. Try oral NSAIDs & consider short oral steroid burst. No opioids/narcotics - more a curse than blessing. Try a TENS unit, acupunture, tilt table, hot/cold packs & last resort facet joint steroid injections/blocks. Hang in there ...Read more
Mri shows I have severe central canal & bilateral recess stenosis and forminal stenosis on both sides/disc protrusion what is best option for my pain?
Be Conservative: Conservative treatment is almost always the right first choice for back pain. This might include muscle relaxants like Robaxin, (methocarbamol) NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, and epidural or facet injections, depending on the type of pain. If these fail, then surgery might be helpful. The key then is to choose the right surgery for your specific condition and symptoms. A good neurosurgeon can help you with this. ...Read more
What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?
Post fusion, osseous bridging, spacer w/ slight dorsal protrusion right w/osteophyte ridging causing mild right sided central canal stenosis.?
MRI shows advanced disc degeneration at C5-6 with central protrusion causing mass effect upon the cord and central canal stenosis. There are also bil?
See Nurosurgeon: Talk to neurosurgeon to discuss different options. ...Read more
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. Foraminal narrowing". What it mean?
Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...Read more
I have mild to moderate central canal stenosis in my neck. I also have C6 compression. Can this cause tingling all over body? (from head to toe)
CSM: Or cervical spondylotic myelopathy does not generally present with tingling all over the body. That have being said, there is no well-defined pattern of neurologic deficits in csm & patients present with varying signs and symptoms. A consultation with an internist, neurologist and neurosurgeon, brain MRI w/, and nerve studies are recommended. ...Read more
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain?
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
I had an MRI - says L4-L5- Disc buldge with superimposed central disc protusion. Severe spinal canal stenosis with compression of the thecal sac with bilateral neurofarminal narrowing. A chair broke and I collapsed on back.?
Pinched nerve: Spinal stenosis is one way to say you have a narrowing or "pinching" of your nerve canal, in your case it is severe. The cause of the pinching is at least in part from a disc protruding into the nerve canal (herniated disc) which could potentially have occurred in the injury on the chair. I would not hesitate to be seen, many good treatment options available. ...Read more
An MRI report shows no central cervical spinal canal stenosis but does show a right sided foraminal narrowing. Any impingement on the spinal cord?
Puzzled: If there were impingement on the spinal cord, the report would say so. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MR center & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by a Dr who took a history & did physical. It's Dr's responsibility to review test results with you or if he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. ...Read more
I have severe sciatica pain not responding medically. Recent MRI shows severe central canal stenosis, L4-L5 level. Surgery options, Laser vs. Knife?
C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.
I need help understanding MRI results. Can someone decipher, "Mild DDD, desiccation of narrowing, minimal bulge, minimal superimposed posterior central disc protrusion, annular tear, short pedicles, minimal central canal stenosis. Patent foramina."?
I have had a neck pain for 5months MRI showed central canal stenosis what should I do my c spine xray and MRI reading are shown with the files?
No worries: Neck pain is not necessarily caused by central stenosis. Stenosis typically will cause symptoms into the arms/legs if significant. Otherwise, I would suggest that your neck pain is more likely related to usual muscle and joint aches/pains. Try treatments for usual neck aches. If pain persists, then seek medical opinion. ...Read more
Mri help plz, l4-5 sever facet arthropathy, t11-12 broad based central disc protrusion causing central canal stenosis, the cord is flat at that level.?
Spinal stenosis: From what you are describing on the mr I would highly recommended seeing a spine neurosurgeon for further evaluation, the central canal stenosis can be quite worrisome and based on your age of 42 you will likely need to have something done or at the least evaluated. ...Read more
If a large disc extrusion at c3/c4 is indenting the cord and have ddd central canal stenosis at same level. How serious is this. Arm neck wrist pain?
See Spine Surgeon: "Indenting the cord" and central canal stenosis is quite serious and can result in permanent nerve damage/weakness. You should see a spine surgeon who completed orthopedic or neurosurgery training immediately. The problem can be decompressed and preserve nerve function. ...Read more
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- Severe central spinal stenosis
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- What is high grade central stenosis?
- Ligamentous and facet hypertrophy or central stenosis
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