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Severe cervical foraminal stenosis. Are there any effective treatments?

May require surgery

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Severe cervical atenosis oftenresults in pain, numbness, even weakness and muscle strophy. Seek an orthopedic, or sometimes neurosurgical consultation regarding function, possible non-surgical treatment and surgical options.
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what is cervical spondylitic myelomalacia / foraminal stenosis and what if any treatment/for it?

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Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on in this case by advanced degeneration of the bones, discs , joints and ligaments leading to a narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the spinal cord and creating these cord changes. Surgery is the only help. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of the nerve root exit holes.
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Cervical stenosis, disc bulge, foraminal narrowing. Could this cause ongoing chest and shoulder pain? Normal nuke stress, echo 2 yrs, plain ex. 7/12.

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One way to describe "foramina stenosis" is a pinched nerve and this can potentially cause neck pain headaches, and pain running into the shoulder. It is good you had your heart checked into as well. Sometimes we will use a nerve block which can be helpful both therapeutically and diagnostically. Thank you for your question.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

C4-5 right uncovertebral osteophyte/disc bulge complex broad disc bulge right neural foraminal stenosis & abutment of ventral cervical cord. Meaning?

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These findings on MRI of C spine are simply indicators of arthritic phenomenon with aging or wear and tear. These may or may not clinically corelate with the clinical symptoms or signs of a patient. Examining and ordering physician is in best position to tell if these findings corelate with your symptoms. See a neurologist
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

can a posterior disc osteophyte cervical spine without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause pain, tingling fingers in 26 year old. ongoing for years. ?

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Yes the osteophyte can irritate the nerve and cuse pain and /or tingling fingers
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Dr. Stuart Kanter answered:

2010 had cervical MRI: moderate to severe foraminal narrowing right side C4-5. In 2013, MRI: slight narrowing,no bony spinal stenosis. What to do now?

Depends if symptoms

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If you are not having any problems then you do nothing. There is not great correlation between signs and symptoms of and results of spine MRIs. This means many people with relatively minor findings on MRI can have lots of symptoms like pain, and many people with significant findings on MRIs have very few symptoms. If you are having problems you need to discuss the results with the ordering doc.
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

please explain.spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis,inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation,uncovertebral?

Cervical narrowing

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Age appropriate changes of a settling cervical spine causing bone spurs and crowding of nerves in neck may cause arm pain and numbess in fingers small and ring with or without neck pain
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Please explain the significance of my recent MRI findings on my cervical spine. I have a history of spinal stenosis in the lower back. I recently had an MRI on my cervical spine showing significant to severe foraminal and thecal sac narrowing at multiple

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with lumbar spinal stenosis will have coexisting cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of a bony canal structure such as the central spine canal or the exiting nerve holes known as Neuroforamen which when severe enough by imaging studies will be deemed spinal stenosis.
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Dr. Pietro Seni answered:

What is spondylitic foraminal stenosis?

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Spondylitic foraminal stenosis means that the foramina is being obstructed by a bone spur.Foraminas are the bone formation between ttwo vertebraes,they form a circle like space that is used by the nerve roots when the leave the spinal cord to go to the extrmities.Stenosis is the word used to demostrate a narrowing or stricture of a passage.
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What is meant by Cervical spinal stenosis?

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In its most simple term, stenosis refers to narrowing, while cervical refers to the neck region. So, cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column in the neck.
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