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What Is Central Canal Stenosis
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: Depends ultimately on the symptoms you are experiencing and whether or not the stenosis is negatively impacting your daily life. If you have significant neurologic symptoms caused by the stenosis (numbness, weakness, etc) than treatment might range from injections to surgery to open the canal and possibly fuse the lumbar spine. Either way, you will probably benefit from physical therapy ...Read more
No.: Narrowing can occur in 2 places. If it is off to the side where a nerve root exits the spine (the foramen), then it compresses a nerve and causes "radiculopathy". This presents as pain going down the arm. Myelopathy is central spinal cord compression with exam findings showing spinal cord dysfunction. It's an exam finding, more than an imaging finding, although bruising of the cord may be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: A central disc herniation is when the herniation bulges equally down the center of the canal. A paracentral herniation is when the disc is more towards the left or right. This may lead to symptoms going down one leg more than the other. ...Read more
Narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal, it can affect any part of the spine. Patients with spinal stenosis in the low back may start to lean forward when they walk, you will sometimes see them at the store leaning on to a grocery cart. There are good treatment options available. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
At C5 there is a broad based disc bulge with a superimposed central disc protrusion which results in moderate central canal narroeingis what is this?
Cervical disc injury: The disc has a bulge and superimposed protrusion. Discs are somewhat like a tire. If you see a bulge on the side of a tire that is still holding air, that is a protrusion or herniation. That disc is likely causing you neck pain, possibly arm pain/weakness/tingling/numbness and possibly headaches. The central narrowing is not necessarily significant yet. This is a significant injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The l4/5 disc is narrowed with a central disc hernia with severe bilateral lateral recess stenosis what is the treatment for this please?
What does this mean?
moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root
Pain generator: this could be causing the left sided sciatic symptoms. usually need to know more and do an exam to make sense of the pictures. ...Read more
Narrowing of canal: each nerve root exits the spinal canal through its own bony corridor. This corridor is called the foramen and it can also be narrowed or stenotic. It is clinically similar to spinal stenosis and made better with flexion of the spine. The ten moderate has not real meaning. What is moderate to one radiologist may be mild to another- the term is subjective. ...Read more
Several: Treatment can range from none if little or no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, physical therapy followed by home exercise, medication, epidural steroid injections and if no improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable, surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What exactly does this MRI say?
Broad shallow disc protrusion a C5-C6 causing mild narrowing of the central canal with slight effacement of the spinal
Disc protrusion.: Based upon the brief description, you have a disc which is spreading beyond its normal confines just a bit. This can be enough to cause pain in the center of your neck, but since it is described as mild, it is not likely to cause "shooting" pains down your arms, for instance. Follow your MDs advice for not making it worse. I can provide second opinions on MRI by Concierge Consultation, if you like ...Read more
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 does this all mean.
the central spinal canal is widely patent
mild broad-based disc buldge at L5-S1
partial left L5 hemilaminectomy defect
Disk disease of back: The central (spinal) canal is open. There is a disk bulge at L5-S1 which may or may not cause any problems. There is part of the L5 vertebrae that is not there. Probably congenital and not an major issue. ...Read more
Rare: Narrowing at entrance of facial and cochlear nerve into the petrous bone. The Petrous bone is one of the 5 bones that make up the skull and is the hardest bone in the body. A Neuro-Otologist would perform a surgery to widen the narrowed portion. They operate in this area for all of their surgeries. ...Read more
L5-S1,is a focal disc extrusion, mild central canal narrowing and left neural exit foraminal narrowing, with details as above. Is this urgency ?
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?
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