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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?

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

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?

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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Mark Weston
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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?

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?

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?

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
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Dr. Chevies Newman
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What does it mean when your pulmonary conus is prominent with an aorta knuckle?

What does it mean when your pulmonary conus is prominent with an aorta knuckle?

I think u : Need to see your doc on that one, someone shot an x-ray or ct scan, correct? I've never heard of a pulmonary conus or an aortic knuckle, but doesn't mean they are not part of medical language from your area of the world or something i haven't heard of. ...Read more

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