An MRI report shows no central cervical spinal canal stenosis but does show a right sided foraminal narrowing. Any impingement on the spinal cord?
Puzzled. If there were impingement on the spinal cord, the report would say so. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MR center & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by a Dr who took a history & did physical. It's Dr's responsibility to review test results with you or if he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand.
Orthopedic: Mri shows right foraminal narrowing (moderate-sev) but notes no central cervical spinal canal stenosis. Any impingement into spinal cord?
Spinal stenosis . There is no spinal cord compression if there is no significant central canal stenosis. The nerve root exiting from the spinal cord is compressed in a moderate to severe degree. Cervical traction, physical therapy, and selective nerve blocks are often used as first line therapies to relieve the pain prior to surgical decompression of the nerve. Read more...