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Pinched lumbar nerves. Any negative side effects to long term mechanized traction to relieve pinch nerve?
No, not Realy: As long as mechanical stretch gives you productive hours in your day, it is a good technique. If you forgo stretch of your legs, conditioning and strengthening exercise you will not achieve full recovery. When you know you have bad discs, avoid prolonged sitting, driving, and jarring sports which lead to chronic facet problems (arthritis) in the back. Inversion techniques / yoga mimic traction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Compressed right ventral cord @ C4/5 due to disc protrusion. Spinal column 9mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Pain. Risks to forgoing surgery?
C4/5 surgery risks: Compressed right ventral cord @ C4/5 due to disc protrusion. Spinal column 9mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Pain. Risks to forgoing surgery? ANS: Only you and your team in LA can properly assess risks and benefits of surgery vs watchful waiting in you. You may want to get second opinion as well. Sounds serious to me though. So work with them now. ...Read more
Many: In the acute period: further loss of cord function, pneumonia, blood clots, pressure sores, urinary tract infections, acute depression. Later on: urinary tract infection, pressure sores, autonomic dysreflexia (severe high blood pressure), fractures and deformity of the paralyzed limbs, osteoporosis, depression. ...Read more
No difference: Epidural injections can be done to relieve pain and inflammation from a number of spinal conditions; risks are the same. Tenderness at the injection site is common but doesn't last long. More serious problems such as bleeding, infection, or nerve damage are very rare but possible; these injections should only be done by trained physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L3-L4diffuse disc bulge w/left paracentral/foraminal protrusion in combo w/facetarthrosis causes mass effect on descending L nerve root,?
Cervical extradural cyst from TBI,appx 1/3 sz of canal,pushing spinal cord up.Weakness arms/hands,sluggish,severe neck/shoulder pain r side.Removal?
Dural pucture: There is always a risk with a needle injection in the spine of dural puncture especially with a blind or unguided technique, and can happen at any spinal level. Risks are increased in thin or cachetic people especially who are dehydrated, young pregnant women as well and inexperienced operators. Mostly headach is the most common effect but irritation of the spine can occur in rare cases. ...Read more
Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion.Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen ?
Conjoined nerve root: A conjoined nerve root is a congenital condition. It cannot be acquired from surgery. It does make surgery more difficult and the patient may be more prone to radiculopathy or nerve root problems. The larger nerve root sleeve that contains to spinal nerve roots is more easily injured. ...Read more
Question about cauda equina syndrome caused by spinal nodule/tumor on cauda equina nerve roots - possible metastasis with severe increasing symptoms?
Don't delay: Cauda equina syndrome is the loss of sensation or strength in the legs, along with loss of bowel and bladder control. It can be caused by tumor masses compressing nerve roots emanating from the lower part of the spinal cord. It is a medical emergency that may require surgery or radiation to prevent a permanent loss of function. ...Read more
Risk vs benefits: Infection is the #1 risk which is less than 4% per 2004 study in journal neurosurgery spine. Less common risks include bleeding, nerve irritation/damage, allergic reaction, hardware malfunction, pain at implant site, dysesthesias, and spinal headache. The risks are fairly low in the hands of an experienced physician, and the benefits can be great. Talk to your doc about details. ...Read more
MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down
Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more
Mri:rt side extra foraminal broadbased protrusion of intervertebral disc noted at l4-l5 level.Mild compression of exited l-4 nerve root. What's this?
Esi booked, cause of pain not known, MRI showed no compressed nerve so is esi the right treatment? Serious risks how likely, CSF leak, paralyses etc. Pain/burning spreads from face/teeth/neck/shoulder
No cord compression. Vertebral bodies and spinal cord anormal.spinal canal adequate. A hemangioma in the T6 vertebral body is noted. What does this me?
Mostly benign: Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular malformations that displace the adjacent bone. They are usually asymptomatic and typically no treatment is necessary. Acute symptoms may occur from secondary compression fracture, sudden mass effect, and internal hemorrhage. With these secondary effects, there are invasive and noninvasive therapeutic options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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