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Mild To Moderate Central Canal Stenosis
I have mild to moderate central canal stenosis in my neck. I also have C6 compression. Can this cause tingling all over body? (from head to toe)
CSM: Or cervical spondylotic myelopathy does not generally present with tingling all over the body. That have being said, there is no well-defined pattern of neurologic deficits in csm & patients present with varying signs and symptoms. A consultation with an internist, neurologist and neurosurgeon, brain MRI w/, and nerve studies are recommended. ...Read more
Started 11/16 Mri results, surgery bound? Multilevel cervical spondylosis with a mild to moderate central spinal canal stenosis at C4-5 with multilevel variable foraminal stenoses, moderate on the left at C5-6 & C6-7. I have done PT, Chiro, 3 inj.
Possibly: You are describing MRI findings, but really the key is to know the specific symptoms you are having and then pin point the source for them. For example, if it was felt that your pain was related to a facet joint, radio frequency ablation could still potentially be a good non surgical option for you. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more
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 more
See below: Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more
If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years
Low lumbar stenosis: Can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements). Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?
Post fusion, osseous bridging, spacer w/ slight dorsal protrusion right w/osteophyte ridging causing mild right sided central canal stenosis.?
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.
I need help understanding MRI results. Can someone decipher, "Mild DDD, desiccation of narrowing, minimal bulge, minimal superimposed posterior central disc protrusion, annular tear, short pedicles, minimal central canal stenosis. Patent foramina."?
Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves? 1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level. 2. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana
No but can't tell: Spinal canal stenosis can cause spinal cord compression. In order to know if a nerve is pinched in the cervical spine you want to know if there is lateral spinal canal stenosis ore more specifically foraminal stenosis. The foramen is where the nerve comes out of the spine and can be pinched. ...Read more
Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?
Depends: The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps. Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
Specific vs general: Spinal stenosis is not specific to region (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar). Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine is lumbar spinal stenosis. Central stenosis means the dural sac is compressed. This is as opposed to foraminal or lateral stenosis which usually affects the nerve roots. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have had a neck pain for 5months MRI showed central canal stenosis what should I do my c spine xray and MRI reading are shown with the files?
No worries: Neck pain is not necessarily caused by central stenosis. Stenosis typically will cause symptoms into the arms/legs if significant. Otherwise, I would suggest that your neck pain is more likely related to usual muscle and joint aches/pains. Try treatments for usual neck aches. If pain persists, then seek medical opinion. ...Read more
Could an spinal cord injury from a bad fall four years ago cause central canal stenosis or foraminal narrowing?
Yes: Thickening of the bones due to healing can lead to stenosis ...Read more
I have multilevel central canal stenosis as well as multilevel severe foraminal narrowing and disc extrusion surgery inevitable?
Most likely. My wife: -had similar & epidural steroids bought her some time, about 5 years, but later got worse & had surgery. My brother had it & waited until he had so much muscle weakness, that his result was not good (he=orthopedic surgeon also). Have confidence in the spine surgeon U choose, B sure fellowship trained. ...Read more
What is the difference between severe cervical spinal stenosis and central canal stenosis and if I have both is this serious what are my options?
Spinal Stenosis: The 2 terms can denote the same abnormality. ...Read more
Degenerative disc: When there is degeneration in the lumbar spine then the ligaments can hypertrophy (enlarge) along with the facet joints and cause narrowing in the spine called stenosis. If it is mainly in the center then it is called central stenosis. Also any significant central disc herniation can also cause central stenosis along with bone spurs. ...Read more
L5 S1 Bilateral Facet Hypertrophy resulting in no significant central canal neuroforaminil stenosis. Been in pain for 10 months what can I do?
Ouch!: You're young to have this, unless you're prior military or did a lot of weight-bearing. Get to your ideal body weight. Strengthen core muscles with physical therapy/Pilates. Try oral NSAIDs & consider short oral steroid burst. No opioids/narcotics - more a curse than blessing. Try a TENS unit, acupunture, tilt table, hot/cold packs & last resort facet joint steroid injections/blocks. Hang in there ...Read more
Mri shows I have severe central canal & bilateral recess stenosis and forminal stenosis on both sides/disc protrusion what is best option for my pain?
Be Conservative: Conservative treatment is almost always the right first choice for back pain. This might include muscle relaxants like Robaxin, (methocarbamol) NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, and epidural or facet injections, depending on the type of pain. If these fail, then surgery might be helpful. The key then is to choose the right surgery for your specific condition and symptoms. A good neurosurgeon can help you with this. ...Read more
I just got these MRI results on my back, can you explain in layman terms Impression 1. L3-L4 mild to canal stenosis with mild bilateral neural for?
Read on!: MRI changes in neck and back are almost universal and do not need any particular treatment The clinical picture is more important and if severe or progressive symptoms exist corresponding to significant changes in the Mri, and conservative management fails then something more dramatic such as injections of steroids (ESI) or surgical options may be necessary The canal width in neck and back m ...Read more
See Nurosurgeon: Talk to neurosurgeon to discuss different options. ...Read more
MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. Foraminal narrowing". What it mean?
Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...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.
My MRI reads, there is stable mild disc bulge which causes stable mild spinal canal stenosis and there is stable mild bilateral foraminal stenosis?
Good: Good. Those findings are extremely common in people with no pain at all (and no history of pain). ...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?
- Talk to a doctor online
- Moderate canal stenosis
- What is moderate central canal narroeing?
- Mild central canal narrowing
- Mild effacement of ventral cfs with mild central stenosis
- Mild to moderate left foramina stenosis secondary to uncovertebral joint hypertrophy
- Broad disc osteophyte with mild central stenosis and mild remodeling of the ventral cord
- What is moderate appearing central stenosis with complete effacement of csf around spinal cord?
- Canal stenosis
- Central canal stenosis definition