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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy  lumbar region?

Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we are talking about a problem in the lower thoracic spine, or a rather unusual high lumbar disc fragment, perhaps. Myelopathy means involvement of spinal cord, so are we really using the term incorrectly here? Ask your doc about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Spinal Disc (Definition)

Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Symptoms of Intervertebral disc displacement lumbar w/o myelopathy?

And the question IS?: I'm afraid your question mark should really be a comma if anything. I'm not catching your drift. Are you asking for a list of symptoms associated with IVD disease without myelopathy....or if one could even exist without the other? Perhaps, you're copying something out of a report? Revamp your question and send through again. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal cord is compressed by the disc. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
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What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

HNP: A sequestrated lumbar disc refers to migration of the central nuclear disc material through the outer layers that make up the anulus fibrosis and are then lodged in the spinal canal. Separation of the fragment from the disc from which it originates results in a sequestered fragment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ario Kiarash
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Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar(l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
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How serious or dangerous is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy?

Need more info: Lumbar disease usually cannot cause myelopathy. Myelopathy is compression of the spinal cord or an intrinsic brain disease. The spinal cord ends at about L1 (the upper most part of the lumbar spine) in most patients so lumbar disease (meaning the lower back area) doesn't cause spinal cord compression. A more specific question may be more helpful. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


Intervertebral Disc (Definition)

Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but ...Read more


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