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Lumbar Puncture Opening Pressure Normal Range
Had two spinal taps.. 1st high opening pressure. 4 o bands, high protien, mild bbb disruption. 2nd 1 band, normal pressure and protein. Significance?
Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?
What is the normal range of motion for the lumbar spinal vertebrae? (e.G. Can everyone'e l5-l1 pivot?)
Lumbar rom: Check out google search article bible, j et al. Normal functional range of motion of the lumbar spine during 15 activities of daily living. Journal of spinal disorders and techniques. April 2010 vol 23 issue pp 106-112. Objective answer to your question. ...Read more
What is considered high blood pressure? Mine normally ranges from 125/145 over 78-97. 24 yo, female, secondary activity.
Blood pressure: Presently true hypertension is defined as several blood pressures above the range of 140 mmHg(top/systolic) and above 90 mmHg(bottom/diastolic). Prehypertension, those who at risk for developing hypertension, is defined in the ranges of 120-139/80-89. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tingling in left heel after hot shower/hot weather. Brain/spine mri normal except hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in stenosis. Why the heat sensitivity?
Heel tingles: High heels? Discuss with your neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a opening pressure of 20 indicate IIH? Can Chiari blocking CSF flow affect the opening pressure?
Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...Read more
Prominent disc space narrowing, bulges, and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Spinal decompression? Best opinions pls!
Spinal decompression: Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. Around $200 per treatment with traction. So if it feels good, it sure beats popping pills! consider a mckenzie pt, or pilates/yoga/piyo as preventative. And don't smoke--accelerates ddd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
3: Physical exam, ssep and emgncv.Get a more detailed answer ›
Radiculopathy: C6-7 disc rupture can compress the nerve and give you symptoms of neck pain, arm pain, weakness of arm/forearm muscles and numbness. If the spinal cord is compromised weakness/numbness involving hands and legs can occur with or without bladder function problems. Most disc herniations resolve with conservative therapy. If spinal cord is involved then urgent surgery is needed. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Please help..Thoracic foraminal stenosis, hemangioma within t5, c6/c7 disc anteriorally touch cord lft vent nerve displace v.E narrowing.
Pplease see below: Please be more specific. What are your symptoms? ...Read more
Baby 9 months fits and subdural effusion in frontal,temporal region and mildly dilated ventricular chain.eeg normal csf exam normal milestone delayed?
Pediatric neuro: Seizures are very common with subdural effusions, effusions, especially blood, can be very irritating to the brain, and the significance of the dilated ventricles is unclear without further history and examination. It sounds like the baby may have been premature and these findings can lead to delay of milestones. Highly recommend seek care from a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Growing numbness in groin and urine leakage, mild broadbased posterocentral disc bulge at l3,4,5. urodynamic result normal,ultrasound 130 cc post void?
Numbness,leakage: hello ~ I have just answered this question. You add in info of 130ml post void volume. At age 23yo this is a huge post void volume and can only be caused by obstruction or neuropathy. The neuropathy from spinal cord impingement should not cause retention. It causes incontinence. Your stories contradict each other and make me doubt the veracity.If this is real see a Urologist please and Neurologist ...Read more
Weak, numb, clumsiness in legs. MRI shows R/side disc protrusion with no impinge. Prev nerve dam L3/L4, need catheters. Am I gona end up in wheelchair?
Stable severe myelomalacia in the thoracic spinal cord @ T4/T6 & mild diffuse volume loss above & below this level.
MRI result: smooth reversal of cervical lordosis. Minor disc osteophyte bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord C5-C6. Would I require surgery?
No surgery: Straightening of cervical spine can be due to muscle spasm from whiplash, but can also be a normal finding. Osteophytes are the result of spine degeneration and usually do not need surgical correction. Effacement of the CSF anterior to the cervical cord is usually benign and asymptomatic. ...Read more
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