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Is Spinal Stenosis Common In Patients With Ms
Is it likely that eds type III and degenerative disc disease are related? The ddd has resulted in 2 spinal fusions so far.
Orthopedist question: dizziness from cervical foraminal stenosis narrowing is typical of a problem with which vertebrae number(s)?
3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?
Prominent disc space narrowing and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Could spinal decompression cure, what is best?
What is the risk of having severe cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy? There is almost no CSF around T3/T4&6 due to narrowing from the disks and steno
Increasing neurologi: Compression of the spinal cord can occur due to spinal stenosis. which will often cause pain in the back and or in the legs. This can further progress to muscle weakness, weaker legs and paralysis if not treated in time. You need to see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to guide you in further managing this problem.. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The l4/5 disc is narrowed with a central disc hernia with severe bilateral lateral recess stenosis what is the treatment for this please?
Generally this would: Not be associated with any sciatica unless there was an annular tear creating an acute inflammation causing irritation of a nerve root that contributes to the sciatic nerve leading to pain over its distribution into the leg with most resolving but can occasionally lead to a true disc herniation which 90% of the time improve without surgery. Regular exercise, keeping trim ; not smoking are key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redefining: In general, does a right sided moderate to severe cervical foraminal narrowing at C4-5 usually result in dizziness as a symtom?
Should not: The nerves exiting C3-C4 supply shoulders, arms, hands, and parts of upper back and chest. Pain can cause dizziness by causing the Vagus nerve to be stimulated. Dizziness has a large variTion if causes. Key is to differentiate between vertigo-or spinning of room and no vertigo ...Read more
Degenerative disc disease with bilateral neural foraminal narrowing with spinal canal narrowing and spinal cord impingement at L2-L3(9mm) with neurofibroma-will these conditions be treated without any surgry?
Tricky: first, if there are signs of nerve damage (strength, sensation, changes in control of bowel or bladder) then surgery is indicated. Then.... 1-10% of the population has lumbar disk disease and surgery is not generally done and doesn't have that good of an effect when it is. Neurofibroma in spine complicates things. A Lot. It's a growing benign tumor and surgery might spread it. Radiation therapy. ...Read more
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: not very common in my experience. Any hx. of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc. ...Read more
Is may thurner syndrome common?Can it cause heart probs? Is there a high probability of needing stent in moderate focal stenosis L common iliac vein?
May-Thurner sx: Hi, the prevalence of it is 20%, it's an anatomical variant in which the right common iliac artery overlies and compresses the left common iliac vein against the lumbar spine, therefore it increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis, the Anticoagulation alone is not enough in most cases and stent placement is needed. If the blood clot goes to the lung and goes untreated and it can cause right ...Read more
Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries many more 2 com
Mri findings say acquired spondylolisthesis and cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy . I am in a great amount of pain. What next ?
I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?
What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.
Mixed: Facet hypertrophy is a common change as people age; the amount of joint enlargement is more important than the fact that it is present. Stenosis is an issue if it is symptomatic. Weight control and exercise can help. Surgery can help in cases that don't respond to other treatment. The spinal cord usually ends at l1-2, so if it truly goes down to l5, there are other issues that need to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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