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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
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Lately I have pain at me conus medullaris.The pain accures especially when Im sitting and I have severe troubles of getting up .Any help?

Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Lately I have  pain  at  me   conus  medullaris.The  pain  accures especially  when  Im sitting and I have  severe troubles of  getting  up .Any help?

Coccidyna: inflammation of a parabola, or coccydynia. I meant of the tailbone. This is self-limited, but painful. Does well with local injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What does it mean if the conus medullaris ends at L1-L2?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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That is: normal. No worries.

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What is displacement of t12/l1 of conus medullaris and is this dangerous. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is displacement of t12/l1 of conus medullaris and is this dangerous. Should I be concerned?

It could cause: symptoms, depending on the degree of displacement/compression. Signs of conus medullaris syndrome include low back pain, numbness in the groin or inner thighs, leg numbness, and foot numbness. Other symptoms include leg weakness, loss of bladder control, difficulty walking. You should discuss with your doctor what the MRI finding means in terms of your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Stan Lee
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What are the differences between conus medullaris injury and cauda equina injury?

Dr. Stan Lee
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What are the differences between conus medullaris injury and cauda equina injury?

Anatomy: A conus injury is an injury to the tip of spinal cord. A cauda equina syndrome is injury to the collection of nerve roots below the spinal cord. Both can affect bowel and bladder function. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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What does 'the conus medullaris is at the level of T12'' mean? Should I be concerned about a 3.1 x 4.4 cm mixed cystic and solid mass in rt adnexa?

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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What does 'the conus medullaris is at the level of T12'' mean?  Should I be concerned about a 3.1 x 4.4 cm mixed cystic and solid mass in rt adnexa?

End of spinal cord: The conus medullaris is the end of the spinal cord and is cone shaped and usually is found at T12, although occasionally at L1. I am assuming you mean the adnexa of the uterus and I would speak to your gynecologist regarding the finding on imaging of the mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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Recently had a lumbar mri that shows my conus medullaris ending in the middle of my T2 vertabrae. Is this considered to be normal or low lying?

Dr. Mark Weston
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Recently had a lumbar mri that shows my conus medullaris ending in the middle of my T2 vertabrae. Is this considered to be normal or low lying?

Low: Low lying, most likely an incidental asymptomatic finding commonly asymptomatic tethered cord is a rare specific clinical disorder ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What does this mean..there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What does this mean..there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

There is : degenerative arthritic change at the T12-L1 spinal level, the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Disc protrusion or bulge and osteophyte(arthritic bony overgrowth) are extending into the spinal canal and pushing or compressing the conus(the lower part of the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Dr. Inaam Schneider
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What does conus ends at l4 that suggests tetheted cord mean?

Dr. Inaam Schneider
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What does conus ends at l4 that suggests tetheted cord mean?

Spinal cord issue: it is a condition in which the Spinal cord becomes attached to the Spinal column via the surrounded structures . Spinal cord usually hangs loose in the Spinal canal and Greeley moving up and down during growth and activity . Usually vongenital , but can be acquired due to injury and noted I adulthood . It can present with various Neuro symptoms and urinary I continuance in the adult . ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Haque
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What is the difference between the injuries experienced at the conus medularis and cauda equina?

Dr. Atif Haque
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What is the difference between the injuries experienced at the conus medularis and cauda equina?

cauda vs conus: The conus is still part of the spinal cord, and an injury here could cause weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder/sexual problems. Upper motor neuron problems occur (brisk reflexes, etc). The cauda equina is the bundle of nerves that the spinal cord terminates as. Problems here could cause similar symptoms, but lower motor neuron findings on exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Khoury
Board Certified, Radiology
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In 2011 i had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why i'm still in pain?

Dr. Michael Khoury
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In 2011 i had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why i'm still in pain?

Www.usradreview.com: If you would like a second opinion on your MRI study, visit www.usradreview.com ...Read more

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