severe left neural foraminal narrowing

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at c3-c4 dangerous?

It depends

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Not really dangerous but is can cause nerve compression in that area and symptoms from that compression. Sometimes, however, it produces no symptoms.
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What is the recommendation for someone with severe left neural foraminal narrowing at L4-5 w/ a 4mm left paracentral protusion. Also noted is moderate ight neural foraminal narrowing?

Check it urgently

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Please check it with the neuro surgery this is something you should not put off and you may need surgery
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What Is Moderate To Severe Left Neural Foraminal Stenosis Due To Disc osteophyTe Left Subarticular Disc Extursion W/ Cranial And Caudal Migration?

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:Worn joint between bones making canal where nerves leave spinal cord tight (stenosis) and disc in between vertebrae are not where they ought to be. It is in the spinal canal moved above and below where they belong.
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What is the treatment for severe left sided neural foraminal stenosis?

Bending to the right

Stenosis
To make the foramen on the left slightly larger. Surgical decompression may be an indication if you start having weakness or loss of muscle in the affected area.
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I had MRI Cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: C6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & C5-6. pls explain?

Cervical Spine MRI

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The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (C5-6, C6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery.
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Dr. Zachary Levine answered:

Had injury now Multilevel spondylosis degenerative disk disease, bulging disks at T6-T7,T7-T8-T9 with small left neural foraminal herniation at T6-T7

Symptoms?

Injuries
It's hard to give advice without knowing what's bothering you. The mere presence of Spondylolsis may not need any treatment at all. Most likely PT will suffice
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

Could C-spine hyperflexion/vertical compression lead to "left high-grade/advanced osseous neural foraminal stenosis" at C5-C6/C6-C7 and R arm numbness?

Yes

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Along with advancing years and genetics prior facet fracture
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Dr. James Henning answered:

Mri states severe bilateral neural foraminal encroachment with l4 and l5 nerve root compression . Have had esi no help severe pain gait and motoring issues.Spinal surgeon says see neurologist what sho?

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As an anesthesiologist and internist, I completely agree with your surgeon. The first step is to evaluate your candidacy for either PT or transforaminal (CT- guided) injection before going to the slightly more invasive percutaneous, or open surgical, discectomy. It's wise to approach your condition "conservatively," unless severe pain or loss of nerve function require more rapid action. No worries
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What does "t12-l1 l1-l4 no focal disk herniation, significant central canal or neural foraminal narrowing" indicate?

Lumbar Spine

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This describes a normal lumbar spine reading on an MRI or CT scan.
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Dr. Eric Goodman answered:

Is it possible for a standard MRI to overlook neural foraminal narrowing but an up-right MRI show it? If pain occurs when upright?

Upright MRI

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There are upright MRI scanners. I am not aware of a good study stating upright MRI is better than regular MRI for spinal stenosis. There are anecdotal examples of herniated disc seen only on the upright scan. These scanners are lower resolution than conventional MRI which could cause other findings to be missed. There are only a small number of these scanners in practice in the US.
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