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The MRI says "severe" disc herniation and spinal cord swelling and compression" what does this mean?

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In brief: Not good

Your veretebrae bones are seperated by the discs.
Your vertebrae make a canal that your spinal cord is protected by. If your disc has a severe herniation, then the contents of the disc are now pushing up against the spinal cord within the spinal canal. Think of your disc as a tube of toothpaste that was left open and now toothpaste is coming out. See your doctor, this needs to be addressed.

In brief: Not good

Your veretebrae bones are seperated by the discs.
Your vertebrae make a canal that your spinal cord is protected by. If your disc has a severe herniation, then the contents of the disc are now pushing up against the spinal cord within the spinal canal. Think of your disc as a tube of toothpaste that was left open and now toothpaste is coming out. See your doctor, this needs to be addressed.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Time to see Dr.

Based on your description, you need to see a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations.
Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck.

In brief: Time to see Dr.

Based on your description, you need to see a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations.
Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck.
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