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Are there any excise I can do I have severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina Many thanks John?

Are there any excise I can do I have severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina Many thanks John?

Lower abdominal: I'd recommend lower abdominal core strengthening exercises. Tends to help with what you're describing. Seek more urgent help though for any frank weakness, bowel, or bladder symptoms ...Read more

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What is neural foramina?

What is neural foramina?

Space: The neural foramina is the space between intervertebral disks from which the mixed nerve emerges. It can be compromised, becoming smaller, and causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Does neural foramina narrowing cause herniated disk?

Does neural foramina narrowing cause herniated disk?

NO: A herniated disc may protrude and compress nerve root that causes foraminal narrowing. ...Read more

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What foramina is located on the sphenoid bone?

What foramina is located on the sphenoid bone?

Foramen: Foramen Spinosum
Foramen Ovale
Foramen Rotundum
Foramen Vesalii
Optic Foramen
Superior Orbital Fissure ...Read more

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What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Fissure#Skull

For foramina of the skull see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull

I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more

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MRI result states "moderate to severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina". What does this mean? Could nerves be pinched?

MRI result states "moderate to severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina". What does this mean? Could nerves be pinched?

Possibility: The neural (intervertebral) foramina are where the spinal nerve roots exit the spinal cord. Severe narrowing of these holes can certainly cause impingement. If your symptoms correspond to the vertebral level of narrowing, it may be due to impingement (pinched nerves.) ...Read more

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What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

C4-5 stenosis: It means a portion of disc has broken off & is now pushing & occupying the channel where the C5 nerve is coming out. It could result i. Chest pain. ...Read more

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Cerv Spondy 3-4, 7. Mod stenosis w mild comp of cord bc of retrol & marg o-phytes 3-4 and disc hern 7. M-level severe foramina stenosis. Pain&numb was bad, now better. NS1 surg now, NS2 wait. Confused?

Cerv Spondy 3-4, 7. Mod stenosis w mild comp of cord bc of retrol & marg o-phytes 3-4 and disc hern 7. M-level severe foramina stenosis. Pain&numb was bad, now better. NS1 surg now, NS2 wait. Confused?

2surgical procedure: You have multiple level cervical spine defect, having herniated disc and spondylosis and severe foramina stenosis. You will get two procedures done at different times one after another with some interval. You can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

Spinal stenosis: No. This is a mild form of arthritis in the low back. Like gray hair and wrinkles arthritis is a part of aging. While there is no cure, you can slow it down with strengthening core muscles, maintain a normal weight, and avoid tobacco products. Focus on occupations that do not require manual labor. People who do heavy lifting, bending, and stooping usually retire 10 years earlier than desk jobs. ...Read more

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Both neural foramina are severely narrowed and exiting C7 nerve root may be compressed, but my pain is in the left side-shoulder/arm. How can this be?

Both neural foramina are severely narrowed and exiting C7 nerve root may be compressed, but my pain is in the left side-shoulder/arm. How can this be?

?????: There is not enough detail in what you have quoted from the report to understand your question. You need to repost with more text from that part of the report. ...Read more

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Broad based r. Paracentral disc protru. Result in obliteration of thecal sac c6-7, 2 bulg disc, ddd, rev. Cerv. Lordosis n neural foramina steno. Bad?

Broad based r. Paracentral disc protru. Result in obliteration of thecal sac c6-7, 2 bulg disc, ddd, rev. Cerv. Lordosis n neural foramina steno. Bad?

Rheumatoidarthropath: Prematurely degenerative spine due to your medical history and chemotherapy. there is a concern about rheumatoid degeneration as well. Surgical approach would depend on the position of the skull and whether there is any pannus formation. Additionally, what are your symptoms? If you're having neurologic problems then surgery may be necessary. Some people can live with such path, others can't. ...Read more

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Both foramina are severely narrowed, but right worse than left. But no right side pain. Only left shoulder blade & arm pain. How is this possible?

Arthritis: Sometimes one nerve is more sensitive than the nerve on the opposite side. The patients pain complaints trumps the radiological findings. ...Read more

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Bilateral disc osteophyte complexes are present in the neural foramina. Most significant at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels. What does this mean? Thanks

Bone spurs: bone spurs crowding neck nerve degenerative changes may cause a certain pattern of arm pain or may be asymptomatic needs to be correlated to symptoms may mean nothing if asymptomatic ...Read more

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How do you treat a combination of cervical bone spurs, stenosis, moderately bulging discs and occluding foramina that are leading to significant pain?

How do you treat a combination of cervical bone spurs, stenosis, moderately bulging discs and occluding foramina that are leading to significant pain?

Conservative: Treatment consists of antiinflammatories, physical therapy, traction, accupuncture, rest. If nothing is working pain management will consider epidurals. Last resort is surgical. ...Read more

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What does evidence of air within soft tissues of pelvis extending round the right lateral pelvic wall and out through both obturator foramina mean??

What does evidence of air within soft tissues of pelvis extending round the right lateral pelvic wall and out through both obturator foramina mean??

Could be serious.: Soft tissue air is a very unusual symptom. It must be evaluated thoroughly by a physician. It can be due to a rupture of a part of GIT or infection. DO NOT WAIT GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a pain in my neck. My MRI scan report says that I have thiecal sac and ipsilatetal neural foramina narrowing. Wat is my treatement.

I am suffering from a pain in my neck. My MRI scan report says that I have thiecal sac and ipsilatetal neural foramina narrowing. Wat is my treatement.

2 issues: Pain is usually the result of some pathogen settling in the foramina narrowing focus. Pain also could be the result or impingment. See a neurologist to treat pain, and to treat underlying narrowing issue. ...Read more

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What does this mean MRI results c3-c4: left uncovertebral spurring results in moderate-to-severe stenosis of the left neural foramina.

What does this mean MRI results c3-c4: left uncovertebral spurring results in moderate-to-severe stenosis of the left neural foramina.

Possible impingement: It means that degenerative changes at that level are causing bone formation that is narrowing the opening where the C4 nerve root exits the canal. This can cause compression of the nerve root causing pain in that nerve's distribution (cervical radiculopathy). Your doctor can determine if you have pain that corresponds to that nerve root. ...Read more

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L4/5 marked diffuse disc bulge with bilateral encroachment on both neural exit foramina and spinal canal diameter compromise. Solutions without OP?

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Depends: Depends on symptoms and physical signs, although most cases can be managed by conservative measures including physical therapy, home exercise regimens, some medication ...Read more

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Explain? Mild l4-l5 facet hypertrophy. L5-s1 mild diminished signal intensity & although/annulus fissure is similar. The foramina are mildly narrowed.

No explanation: Is needed. You basically have mild arthritic changes which are insignificant and simply as a result of time and gravity. If you have back pain it is most likely muscular because this MRI result could be found on someone who has no pain. ...Read more

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Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spinal joint arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The significance of narrowed foramina (also caused by aging changes) is that nerves can get pinched in the area of narrowing, and pinched nerves can result in leg pain. Talk to your doc about treatment options. ...Read more

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What exacies can I do for severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina I have no pain just numness in toes of both feet and had an MRI yesterday?

What exacies can I do for severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina I have no pain just numness in toes of both feet and had an MRI yesterday?

Good PT program: A good physical therapist can instruct you on a home exercise and stretching program that can help. Also a good chiropractor may also be able to perform some facet joint adjustments that might help open the neural foramen a bit. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I had a CT scan which showed wear and tear changes with capacious canal and foramina of the cervical and lumber spine can you tell me what this is pls?

I had a CT scan which showed wear and tear changes with capacious canal and foramina of the cervical and lumber spine can you tell me what this is pls?

Wear and tear change: Just means normal age related changes that start as early as age 10 while capacious canal and foramina means that the spinal canal and nerve root exit points or foramina are not narrowed or pinching the nerve tissue. ...Read more

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Disc bulge w/ post left lat disc protrusion c6-7 mild central/left neural foramina stenosis hemangioma seen w/in left lateral inferior aspect of c4?

Disc bulge w/ post left lat disc protrusion c6-7 mild central/left neural foramina stenosis hemangioma seen w/in left lateral inferior aspect of c4?

Disc herniation: Surgical intervention to the c6-c7 disc herniation is recommended or warranted if conservative care management fails to provide any adequate pain relief and/or progression of neurological deterioration. As for hemangioma and mild stenosis at c4, no surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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I have a 9mm cyst inside neural foramina at t1-t2 and my ring and pinky fingers are going numb a lot. I have to see a neurosurgeon- how will they fix?

I have a 9mm cyst inside neural foramina at t1-t2 and my ring and pinky fingers are going numb a lot. I have to see a neurosurgeon- how will they fix?

How will they fix?: The first question is whether this "cyst" is actually causing your symptoms. What you describe could also be an ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Has that been ruled out? The last thing you want is an unnecessary back operation that "fixes" nothing. A good surgeon is one who knows when NOT to operate. Stop trying to 2nd-guess the doctors & make sure your diagnosis is correct. That's key. ...Read more

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Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Possible: Only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon who saw you and your MRI can answer this question, when taking in consideration physical exam, severity of symptoms and anatomical changes. ...Read more