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Spinal Nerve Exit: Narrowing of the space that your spinal nerves exit the spinal canal. See picture. At multiple levels ...Read more
cause of pain: In the spine the nerve roots exit out thru a space in the bone called the neural foramen. The exiting nerve root can become compressed/pinched as the exit thru the foramen from a combination of factors to include hypertrophy of the adjacent facet joint (osteophyte), as well as herniation of the intervertebral disc material...Ie the disc/ostephyte complex. ...Read more
I am deathly afraid of going under any type on anesthesia. I have a foraminal nerve block scheduled for tomorrow and I am worried about mac anesthesia. What should I do?
MAC anesthesia: Mac refers to "monitored anesthesia care". You will not be going under general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will monitor your vital signs and give you some IV medications to help you relax while you have your nerve block. You may be so relaxed you will not even remember much of the experience. You will be watched over every moment to ensure your safety. We hope you will feel much better after! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below.: Spondylitic foraminal stenosis means that the foramina is being obstructed by a bone spur.Foraminas are the bone formation between ttwo vertebraes, they form a circle like space that is used by the nerve roots when the leave the spinal cord to go to the extrmities.Stenosis is the word used to demostrate a narrowing or stricture of a passage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of...: Spinal stenosis means there is decreased space available for the spinal sac & spinal nerves. This can be due to pressure from bulging discs, arthritic joints, thickening of the spinal ligaments, tumors, congential problems, etc. Foraminal stenosis is decreased space available for one of the individual nerves around the area that it exits off the main spinal canal (known as the neural foramen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is: bony facet & uncovert hypertrophy & bony ridging, resultg in multi-level severe foraminal encroachment, most notb right c45, bilat c56 & c67?
Neck arthritis: This means that you have quite a bit of cervical spine arthritis. The nerves that exit from your spine going towards your shoulder and arms are being compressed due to the bony arthritic overgrowth. Some people who have this have no symptoms. Others can have severe neck pain and arm pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and muscle loss. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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