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Orthopedic: Mri shows right foraminal narrowing (moderate-sev) but notes no central cervical spinal canal stenosis. Any impingement into spinal cord?

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In brief: Likely not

neuroforaminal narrowing suggest that the nerve root exiting that foramen may be getting "pinched".
Follow up with your doctor.

In brief: Likely not

neuroforaminal narrowing suggest that the nerve root exiting that foramen may be getting "pinched".
Follow up with your doctor.
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Allan Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not neccesarily cord

With neuroforaminal narrowing, more likely would be nerve root rather than spinal cord impingement-can cause similar symptoms and findings

In brief: Not neccesarily cord

With neuroforaminal narrowing, more likely would be nerve root rather than spinal cord impingement-can cause similar symptoms and findings
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