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Things to help effacement i'm 36 weeks pregnant 3cm 0% effacement?

Things to help effacement i'm 36 weeks pregnant 3cm 0% effacement?

Don't rush: Mother nature will take care of your effacement when the baby is ready. You still have another month to go, so be patient. The longer baby stays inside, the better. So many soon-to-be moms are anxious to give birth, but it best to wait until your body puts you into labor in most cases. Let nature take its course and relax and rest in the meantime. Congratulations ! ...Read more

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What is effacement of the right exiting nerve root?

What is effacement of the right exiting nerve root?

Being pressed on: This means the nerve root is being pressed on as it exits the spine. For example, it could be pressed on by a disc or by changes in the bones or ligaments related to arthritis. However, just because a scan may show the nerve being pressed on doesn't mean it is causing symptoms. This has to be decided after speaking with and examining the patient. ...Read more

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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

Basically, it means : There is slight or minimal compression externally placed onto the outer covering of the spinal cord which can be from a variety of conditions usually not leading to any neurologic findings or even symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi , can you please explain what complete effacement of the left lateral recess means on my mri ?

Hi , can you please explain what complete effacement of the left lateral recess means on my mri ?

Are you: referring to a spine MRI? The lateral recesses are regions along the sides of the spinal canal through which nerve roots run after exiting the dural sac. Effacement means that the space is compromised, usually by a disc or degenerative change, and the nerve root may be compressed. ...Read more

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more

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What does mild l4-l5 diffuse disc bulging with anterior thecal sac effacement mean?

What does mild l4-l5 diffuse disc bulging with anterior thecal sac effacement mean?

Disc bulge: It means that the disc is somewhat compressing the sac around the spinal canal. In some patients, this may cause neurologic deficit or be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

Can't say: specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum seen in Chiari 1. Normally csf surrounds the cervical cord, the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari occupy this space and "efface" the csf space., so this can create an obstruction to normal csf flow or press on cord. ...Read more

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I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

See below: The cervical issue might cause arm pain. The thoracic issue might cause mid to lower back pain. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist who can make decisions on treatment based on your mri, pain complaints, and examination. ...Read more