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Physical therapy: There are 4 basic types of treatment for this condition: 1 medication. 2 physical therapy 3 injections. 4. Surgery. The only treatment shown to alter the course of the disease process is regular exercise/ physical therapy. Medications and injections are used to help control symptoms, surgery is used for progressive neurological deterioration or pain which cannot be controlled any other way. ...Read more
I have congenital stenosis at C2 and C3 could this be come severe later on in life. What are the symptoms of it?
Definitely yes: Longterm issues associated with congenital stenosis are: degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, slipping of one vertebral body on another (subluxation), and further narrowing. Symptoms of these related to cord compression and loss of nerve function: numbness, weakness in the arms/hands, loss of fine motor control. Relief of severe symptoms is via surgical intervention to decompress and fuse.. ...Read more
I have cervical spine stenosis at c2 and c3, can it cause problems with tripping up stairs. What could be done to fix it.
I have been throwing up could it be from my neck injury? I have severe bilateral foraminal stenosis in my C2 down to my t1
Probably not: Vomiting is not a common symptom of foramenal stenosis. There are so many other more likely causes of vomiting. For instance, you are on gabapentin. That, or other medications might be a cause. If you have a fever or body aches, i would consider the flu or other viral illness. Maybe it's just something you ate. Your neck is far down on the list of possibilities. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Just diag congenital spinal stenosis.Bulging disc at c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c65-6. Hern disc at c6-7, t10-11, l4-5. How serious is it short and long term?
Depends on symptoms: Congenital stenosis is narrowing of the space for the spinal cord in your neck that you were born with. If you have no nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness, hand clumsiness, unsteady walking) just be careful; avoid situations that could lead to injuring your neck (and spinal cord): climbing ladders, running yellow lights, having obstacles around to trip over. If you do have these see a doc. ...Read more
Just had an mri of c spine. Dont know what it means. Severe right and moderatly severe leftneural foraminal stenosis. Endplate changes at base of c2?
Talk to the doctor: Radiology reports always include extraneous stuff that is not meaningful but to the point, the little holes on the lateral portion of your vertebral column where nerve roots exit are called foramina. Whenever the nerve roots get pinched, this is foraminal stenosis. Likely your problem, causing radiating pain down the arms. Talk to whoever ordered the MRI about the next step in your care. ...Read more
I have multi level uncodiscarthrosis, grad i-ll canal stenosis with facet arthrosis. Uncophytosis and slight cord flattening at c2. Could you explain?
I don't think you : Have it exactly as on the report, but it appears the report is indicating that you have arthritis, including bone spurs in many levels of your cervical spine -- including your disc space level, uncovertebral joint level (these can narrow the area where your nerves pass, ; push on nerves). It also indicates you some narrowing of the spinal canal. Go see a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves?
1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level.
2.. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana
No but can't tell: Spinal canal stenosis can cause spinal cord compression. In order to know if a nerve is pinched in the cervical spine you want to know if there is lateral spinal canal stenosis ore more specifically foraminal stenosis. The foramen is where the nerve comes out of the spine and can be pinched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.
Spondylosis: The report describes cervical spondylosis, degeneration of the neck portion of the spine. The abnormalities may or may not be causing symptoms. Your doctor should see if those findings correlate with your story (the history) and your examination. From the description i might think you have neck pain or stiffness without symptoms in your arms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The urgent care Dr. sent me for a MRI after seeing me for excruciating neck and full arm and hand pain.C2- thru C7 ,stenosis,spurs,disk space height ?
Your question is ???: You have not asked a question. What do you want to know? ...Read more
What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face
Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below : Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more
Depends: Lumbar stenosis is typically does not resolve on its own. It usually from hypertrophied ligaments or bones. If, however, stenosis is secondary to a herniated disc, this may resolve on its own. Discs have a fluid-like component which can dessicate over time, and as the disc dries up it lifts pressure off the nerve roots. ...Read more
Not always curative: In patients with renal artery stenosis several factors are considered to determine if intervention is indicated. If the kidney is already scarred and small and BP is well controlled with 2-3 medications than angioplasty is not indicated even is stenosis is high grade ie 70 % or above. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers