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Mild Spinal Cord Flattening To The Left With Stenosis
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
Had an MRI and dont understand results. "large posterior disk extrusion contacting the anterior spinal cord and causing severe spinal canal stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis: Did a doctor explain to you the results or did you just obtain a copy? In general you have a protruding disc (not sure if neck or back) that is impinging on the spinal canal and resulting in narrowing of the canal. I would imagine you are having pain, weakness, numbness? ...Read more
Mri:bi lateral hypertrophy l4-l5 with minimal spondylosis, flattening of the thecal sac and bilateral neural foramina.Can this cause goosebumps in leg?
Should severe multilevel neural foraminal narrowing of the cervical spine and stenosis be concern for paralysis?
L5-S1,is a focal disc extrusion, mild central canal narrowing and left neural exit foraminal narrowing, with details as above. Is this urgency ?
Neuro foraminal sten: Nerves exit out of the spinal column through small openings between the vertebra called neural foramen. When there is constriction in these foramina is called neural foraminal stenosis/narrowing. It may cause compression on the exiting nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down
Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more
What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?
The MRI says "severe" disc herniation and spinal cord swelling and compression" what does this mean?
Not good: Your veretebrae bones are seperated by the discs. Your vertebrae make a canal that your spinal cord is protected by. If your disc has a severe herniation, then the contents of the disc are now pushing up against the spinal cord within the spinal canal. Think of your disc as a tube of toothpaste that was left open and now toothpaste is coming out. See your doctor, this needs to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?
HNP &/or bony spurs: Central spinal canal stenosis and/or neural foramina stenosis is usually due to disc herniation or bulge, degenerative bony hypertrophic changes, congenital spinal stenosis or any combination of these factors. Trauma and Tumors would be special cases. You do not say what is producing the encroachment. Bony changes come with age, wear and tear. Disc disease can occur at any age. ...Read more
My MRI says "spinal cord contact". Does it cause pain if an osteophyte or a disc touches the spinal cord with mild spinal canal stenosis? Thank you.
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
Mri-very mild broad disc bulge with posterior element hypertrophic changes causing minimal neural foraminal stenosis inferiorly. What does this mean?
"Arthritic spurs": The radiologist that read the MRI is simply referring to arthritic spurs that are growing forward into the small space on each side of the spine where the nerves exit. Keep in mind that this is very common in people with no pain at all. This is only relevant if it correlates with your symptoms and physical exam findings. ...Read more
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?
Can moderate central canal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine, moderate degrees of neural foram, stenosis at l4-5,l5-s1 cause gastroparesis please H?
Not likely: Lumbar spinal stenosis can give rise to a condition called cauda equina syndrome. CES can give rise to bowel dysfunction but generally in the form of incontinence or constipation. This is a lower bowel problem and not a generalized condition such as gastroparesis (a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents). I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI shows focal myelomalacia involving the cervical cord at C5-C6. Severe spinal cord stenosis at C3-C4. Subtle cortical edema inferior to the sten?
What does this mean?
moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root
Pain generator: this could be causing the left sided sciatic symptoms. usually need to know more and do an exam to make sense of the pictures. ...Read more
What is eccentric protrusion to the left at the l4-5 disc space with mild lateral recess stenosis ?
Probably nothing...: ...To worry about. This is usually something i see from a radiologist's report and usually not something clinicallly significant. Lateral recess stenosis can cause irritation to the lower nerve root involved at the level (l5 in this case) if it is severe enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an MRI - says L4-L5- Disc buldge with superimposed central disc protusion. Severe spinal canal stenosis with compression of the thecal sac with bilateral neurofarminal narrowing. A chair broke and I collapsed on back. ?
Pinched nerve: Spinal stenosis is one way to say you have a narrowing or "pinching" of your nerve canal, in your case it is severe. The cause of the pinching is at least in part from a disc protruding into the nerve canal (herniated disc) which could potentially have occurred in the injury on the chair. I would not hesitate to be seen, many good treatment options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
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