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Narrowing Of My Cervical Spinal Canal At 31 Years Old Is This Normal
An MRI report shows no central cervical spinal canal stenosis but does show a right sided foraminal narrowing. Any impingement on the spinal cord?
Puzzled: If there were impingement on the spinal cord, the report would say so. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MR center & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by a Dr who took a history & did physical. It's Dr's responsibility to review test results with you or if he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. ...Read more
What causes spinal canal narrowing please? And could this be the cause of my sacroiliac area back pain as well as burning in cervical area .
Many possibilities: There are several causes for si joint pain but spinal canal narrowing is not one of them. Narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar spine does not cause neck pain. In short, none of your symptoms seem to be due to canal narrowing. This doesn't mean they can't be treated. Both of these symptoms are eminately treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagonosed with a cervical disc herniation pressing against spinal canal (stenosis). Could this cause LPR (silent reflux) somehow?
Orthopedic: Mri shows right foraminal narrowing (moderate-sev) but notes no central cervical spinal canal stenosis. Any impingement into spinal cord?
3 years ago patient collapsed d11 vertebral body along with small pre & para vertebral hematoma & adjacent spinal canal narrowing still have back pain?
T11 Fracture: D11 (dorsal vertebra) is perfectly acceptable, but us docs are used to t11 (thoracic vertebra). 3 years after injury, i would guess several things are going on: 1) disc above the fracture was injured and is now degenerative and painful (narrow canal) 2) kummell's disease (nonhealing fracture) 3) the spine is imbalanced due to kyphosis 4) there is an unstable joint or ligament injury 5) other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 17 year old with a 7 mm synovial cyst at right facets atl4-l5 outside the spinal canal. My baby brother had tethered cord /syringomyelia. Should i be concerned?
Likely unrelated: While it could be possible that there is a slight increase of spinal problems in your family over the general population a synovial cyst is not related to a tethered cord. As long as it is not causing compression of the nerve roots a synovial cyst can very well be watched but i would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a inversion table help relieve my pain.Ten years ago dr. Completely remived one of four protruding disc. Also have spinal canal stenosis.
Temporarily : Inversion table may improve your symptoms temporarily but will not cure your spinal stenosis. Additionally, if you have not had any recent neuroimaging studies of your spine, should discuss your condition and treatment options with your doctor or spine surgeon before taking up inversion table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy that is bad enough to require surgery because of so much narrowing of spinal canal cause a delay in urination and problems ejaculating? I dont have ED but usually can't "finish" sometimes I can with aggressive
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