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Permanent Damage Spinal Cord Compression
Yes: Many times we do not know there is spinal cord compression until the patient presents with some complaint of pain or weakness. Mris can show us changes within the cord which can help to confirm the level of injury. If there is weakness and compression then surgical decompression is warranted. This may result in some improvement in pain and weakness, but there may not be full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord compression refers to physical compression of the cervical or thoracic spinal cord. This can occur from injury, infection or tumors. There is also chronic compression from stenosis (narrowing of the spinal confines). The symptoms and outcome vary depending on the cause and the location. Surgical decompression (removing the cause of the compression) is ...Read more
Depends on Cause: Spinal cord compression occurs when something is pressing down on the nerves so that they do not function properly. Depending on the cause and location of the compression a person could experience, numbness, pain and loss of motor function if severe. A sudden loss of motor function is significant and should not be ignored. Constant compression can cause permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Progressive weakness: Spinal cord compression refers to physical compression of the cervical or thoracic spinal cord. This can occur from injury, infection or tumors. There is also chronic compression from stenosis (narrowing of the spinal confines). The symptoms and outcome vary depending on the cause and the location. Surgical decompression (removing the cause of the compression) is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between spinal cord compression & spinal stenosis? Can you have one without the either?
Spinal stenosis is: an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal,usually due to degenerative arthritic. Since the cord runs through the canal, spinal stenosis can cause compression of the cord. But, anything that can press on the cord can cause cord compression, for example, tumor, disc herniation, displaced fracture, hematoma, and instability can also cause cord compression. You don't need stenosis to have compression ...Read more
I have spinal cord compression at level t10 to t12. I can take small steps not much at all. Would like more info on this and prognoses please.
?surgical decompress: Do you have signs of lumbar stenosis? Are you experiencing bladder or bowel problems. Is your stenosis at t-10 to t-12 the only focal problem. See a neurological surgeon, evaluate the potential for surgical relief. If you do nothing, the prognosis could be indeed dismal. Please get proactive and seek treatment. ...Read more
Let me explain: When you have spinal cord compression documented by mri, the first step is to try remove the compression by surgical means if that possible. To treat the sequence of the compression you could electrical stimulation and possibly acupuncture. I hope that answer the question for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about spinal cord compression, radiculopathy and brachial neuritis. what I would like to know i?
Radiculopathy : Spinal cord compression is often caused by a combination of a herniated disc and bone spurs (osteophytes). Radiculopathy is a compression of the nerve root as it exits the spinal canal. Brachial neuritis (Parsonage Turner Syndrome) is inflammation of the nerves that have already exited the spinal canal but have not reached their target muscle group. ...Read more
3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?
What are symptoms of spinal cord compression? Neck and shoulder have been tight but improving with pt and mt. Dull sensation down 1 arm and leg .
Is there a correlation between C4-C6 spondylosis w/spinal cord compression &increase HR, breathlessness? Arrhythmias?I have chest and rhomboid pain.
NO: This disorder could cause upper extremity weakness/pain but NOT CARDIOVASCULAR SYMPTOMS!!! hope this helps DrZ ...Read more
Is a 3mm spinal cord compression at C5-C6 significant enough to cause symptoms? R arm pain weakness limited ROM to the right dizziness
Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?
Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time to fully address your concerns. ...Read more
Correlation with C4-C6 spondy w/spinal cord compression &increase HR, breathlessness?I have chest&rhomboid pain.Fingers numb in the am. CT thorax OK.
No: Compression in the cervical spinal cord can cause pain, numbness, and even weakness in the arms and legs but should not affect heart rate. Heart rate is controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems that form s plexus anterior to the vertebral bodies and as such is typically not associated with abnormalities within the cervical spinal canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers