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Mri help plz, l4-5 sever facet arthropathy, t11-12 broad based central disc protrusion causing central canal stenosis, the cord is flat at that level. ?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spinal stenosis

From what you are describing on the mr i would highly recommended seeing a spine neurosurgeon for further evaluation, the central canal stenosis can be quite worrisome and based on your age of 42 you will likely need to have something done or at the least evaluated.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

From what you are describing on the mr i would highly recommended seeing a spine neurosurgeon for further evaluation, the central canal stenosis can be quite worrisome and based on your age of 42 you will likely need to have something done or at the least evaluated.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neurosurgeon

With your findings of stenosis, severe arthropathy, and broad disc protrusion i suspect you are having pain.
See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation and treatment to start.

In brief: Neurosurgeon

With your findings of stenosis, severe arthropathy, and broad disc protrusion i suspect you are having pain.
See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation and treatment to start.
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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can't tell

There is not enough information given to assess the degree of spinal cord compression.
Usually the cord is round at that level.

In brief: Can't tell

There is not enough information given to assess the degree of spinal cord compression.
Usually the cord is round at that level.
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on

Symptoms. Imaging findings by themselves are not enough for guidance.
Your physical exam findings have to be correlated with the MRI to determine if what is seen on imaging is important to you.

In brief: Depends on

Symptoms. Imaging findings by themselves are not enough for guidance.
Your physical exam findings have to be correlated with the MRI to determine if what is seen on imaging is important to you.
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Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Central stenosis

The MRI is a picture.
It is one piece of the puzzle. The other important pieces are your symptoms, and the examination. "flattening" of the cord is much more significant if you are having symptoms like numbness, weakness, or bladder and bowel changes. You should definitely be counseled by the provider who ordered the study.

In brief: Central stenosis

The MRI is a picture.
It is one piece of the puzzle. The other important pieces are your symptoms, and the examination. "flattening" of the cord is much more significant if you are having symptoms like numbness, weakness, or bladder and bowel changes. You should definitely be counseled by the provider who ordered the study.
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