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Neural Foramen Encroachment
Yes it could: Herniated disc: an intervertebral disc ruptures and the inner jelly-like disc material (nucleus pulposus) extrudes into the spinal canal in the area of one or more foramina. ...Read more
Degenerative endplate change at c3/c4 and c5/c6 levels. No widening of the prevertebral soft tissue space. No significant neural foraminal compromise on right side, left side prominent osteophytes encroach into the neural foramen at the c5/c6 level?
Wear & tear: This report is describing wear and tear type arthritic changes that are common in many people as they age. Have you had previous old injuries or played a heavy contact sport? The osteophytes are bony growths that go along with this type of arthritis. The neural foramen is where the nerves come out of your spine so could explain pain you may get from your neck in the outer aspect of your arm. ...Read more
What can cause a far right lateral disc protrusion at c7/t1 encroaching the neural foramen and why clinical correlation suggested?
This is medical. ...: ...speak. A radiologist who R often specialized in neuo-radiology reads an MR & only reports 2 the provider. A far lateral disk protrusion is usually closed by some trauma, @ times just a sneeze. Clinical correlation means the provider should determine if this is the cause of symptoms U may have. If not, no problem, but a far lat effects the nerve root above where 1 would usually C. ...Read more
Back pain L1 L2 there is a milddegenerative disc change with a small left lateral disc protrusion into the inferior aspect of the neural foramen
This sounds like an excerpt from an MRI or myelogram of the lower spine. What's being described is a fairly typical finding for someone with degenerative disc disease and is not by itself too worrisome. If, on the other hand, you are having some back pain or some pain radiating down your left leg, then this disc problem could certainly explain those symptoms.
There are a lot of things that can be done to treat this problem--if it is symptomatic--ranging from physical therapy to local steroid injections to surgery. I agree with the previous answer, which was that you should consider seeing a spine specialist, though I would add that going straight to surgery would probably be overly aggressive. ...Read more
Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root. Will this require surgery?
More likely than not:
BUT first things first!!! An epidural injection by a INTERVENTIONAL PAIN EXPERT would be my first step! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Pain Clinic
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and?
Most disc issues are: Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery. Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered. ...Read more
Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would I have?
C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?
Probably not: It is probably not from your neck or cervical spine. However; it could be from thoracic spine. Consider having it evaluated. ...Read more
At L4-L5 annular tear and diffuse disc bulge causing narrowing of left lateral recess and neural foramen and abutting ipsilateral exiting nerve root.?
Posterior left disc herniation 6.3x10.5mm impinging on the left s1 nerve root also a degree of narrowing of the left neural foramen impinging L5 nerve?
Disc protrusion: The L5-S1 disc is very susceptible to protrusion since it gets more load than most other lumbar discs. The disc is impinging on the nerve roots as they exits the spinal canal. Your neurologist might suggest conservative approaches like muscle strengthening exercises & physical therapy to help address your pain. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/herniateddisk. Html ...Read more
I have a osteophytes on C5 & c6, occluding right neural foramen 50 %. Neurosurgeon suggest cervical fusion. Can it be done posterior?
Not as well: A posterior approach is an option. However, based on your description, an anterior approach would be better. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
What is a right lateral disc extrusion at l3-l4 level that abutted the right L3 nerve root sleeve within neural foramen mean? I had spine MRI done.
My scoliosis xrays show 3 neural foramen perineural nerve root sleeve cysts, 1 measuring 9mm l1-2, c7-t1, t1-t2, all are right sided. What are these?
Neural cysts: In most instances, these are benign (not cancer) expansions of the nerves, and they are typically seen as 'incidental findings' and often do not need treatment. They are typically not associated with pain, but if the doctor treating you -who probably looked at the imaging studies- is concerned, further work up is indicated with a gadolinium enhanced scan. Good luck! ...Read more
What is a disc bulge with a superimposed disc herniation? I have them @ l5-s1, l4-l5, l1-l2& moderate to large one in the right neural foramen @l3-l4
Multiple Pathologies: A disc bulge is just what it sounds like: a circumferential enlargement of the disc that is broad based in general. A disc herniation usually is either a protrusion or extrusion. A protrusion is one where the base (the part that attaches to the disc) is larger than the part that extends out. An extrusion is one where the base is smaller than the part that extends out suggesting it worse. ...Read more
Mri says uncovertebral hypertrophy at c4-c-5 produces narrowing of the right neural foramen. Wht does this mean? Symptoms are arm/shoulder pain, numbness, ttingling, swelling
Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?
L4/5 marked diffuse disc bulge with bilateral encroachment on both neural exit foramina and spinal canal diameter compromise. Solutions without OP?
Mri findings of lumbar report: moderate left neural forminal encroachment predominantly secondary to facet arthrosis. Please explain. Thank you?
Low back pain: The MRI findings that you describe are arthritis of the low back. There may be some pain radiating into the left hip and down the leg (sciatica) due to the overgrowth of the facet joint impinging on the nerve root. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate and treat the low back pain. ...Read more
Mild neural foraminal encroachment on left @many levels Hist- 2 total disc replacements c3-4&5-6, tingling& numb neck hands toes shoulders? Serious?
The result of my MRI of cervical spine is-- 1. Paracentral disk bulge at c5-6 level with right side neural canal encroachment seen what does it mean..
C5-6 Disc: A disc herniation at c5-6 will result in symptoms from the C6 nerve root. The patern of pain and numbness usually extend into the thmb and index fingers and weakness, if present, is typically in the right biceps muscle. A nerve root block can be of benefit and if the symptoms are not improving, surgical treatment can be considered. ...Read more
Nerve root traction:
What are the spinal disorders that cause neural tension?
Nerve traction or neural tension can because by anything that stretches the spinal cord and nerve roots. Some of those conditions are spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated or bulging discs. Bone spurs at the exit of the nerve root at the neural foramina can also cause nerve traction. Least likely is a space occupying lesion such a. ...Read more
Botox has an effect of blocking neurologic transmitters. It could be used for long term treatment of chronic skin irritation, but it is not an fda indication. One can first test for the etiology of such a problem by taking a good history, and using a steroid cream for topical treatments.
Remember that Botox acts on the neural chemical release mechanism, stabilizing neuronal membranes. Itblocks all. ...Read more
Damage already done: This is like asking whether an anti-missile missile would prevent damage to the target after the incoming missile has already hit it. ...Read more
Spinal Nerve Exit: Narrowing of the space that your spinal nerves exit the spinal canal. See picture. At multiple levels ...Read more
I am experiencing imbalance of my body when I do some hard works. I had an accident before 6 years., some doctors diagnosed a neural problem. Plz answer.
- Talk to a doctor online
- What is neural foraminal encroachment?
- Minimal annular bulge that mildy encroaches on the left neural foramen
- Disc material and hypertrophy causing stenosis of right neural foramen
- Encroachment on the cord
- Intervertebral foraminal encroachment
- What is encroachment and flattening?
- What does encroachment on the cord mean?
- What does nerve root encroachment mean?
- What does encroachment into the neural foramina mean?