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Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
May require surgery: 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. ...Read more
Can chiropractic neck "cracking" adjustment reduce dizziness caused by cervical foraminal stenosis?
Not recommended: Neck cracking done as "head thrusts" is considered potentially unsafe and should be avoided. The academy of neurology has come out against this procedure due to high risks of artery dissection and fatal stroke which can occur. I have seen 3 cases of these consequences while in training. I advise all my patients to reconsider doing such maneuvers. Risks vs. Benefits ratio unacceptably high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedist question: dizziness from cervical foraminal stenosis narrowing is typical of a problem with which vertebrae number(s)?
Not Usually Cervical: Cervical foraminal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. It doesn't typically cause dizziness. Cervical stenosis can cause unsteadiness but not typically dizziness or vertigo. ...Read more
Definitions of: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How will epidural injections help severe stenosis and foraminal natroeing and herniated cervical discs. Is it safe to get 3 that's what my doc wants ?
Epidural Steroids: Epidural steroid injections are commonly used in the spine to treat nerve irritation and inflammation. They are considered a standard part of conservative neck and back pain management. For the cervical spine, it's critical that and MRI is performed before so that the available space for the spinal cord can be evaluated. If it's too narrow, epidural steroid injections may be contraindicated. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Cervical spondylosis is arthritis in the neck. Foraminal stenosis means narrowing of the space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, in this case caused by bone spurs from arthritis. After they leave the neck these nerves form the three major nerves of the arm, controlling feeling and movement. Stenosis can cause pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arm or hand. High grade = severe. ...Read more
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