Neuro or Ortho. Typically, doctors who treat cervical stenosis surgically are neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons.
Do cervical stenosis, bone spurs growth, kypbosis and disc herniation all part of degeneration? Is it possible to tell from x Ray? My doc'S diagnosis
See details. Yes, it is all related to osteoarthritis. An x ray should be sufficient for the diagnosis.
Neck pain. Yes. Bulging/herniated discs, bone spurs, and kyphosis are all part of degeneration or arthritis of the spine. An MRI study will better define the soft tissues and any nerve or spinal cord compression.
What type of catheter is used for uterine cervical stenosis after dilation and how long is it typically left in for? What problem might there be?
Procedure. I'm not sure what procedure your doctor is recommending. It's not normal to leave the catheter in the cervix. Sometimes and angiocatheter is used to pass through the cervix. If your doctor is biopsy in your uterus then they will typically use a 2 mm pipelle.
Are there different types of CT scans to clearly identify cervical stenosis? Just like there is a 32 slice MRI (extremely effective) vs. Just an mri?
Yes, but. There are different types of ct scanners, but for cervical stenosis, MRI is the study of choice.
Have periperal neuropathy & lumbar and cervical stenosis with nerve compression. Have numerous symptoms. Can you identify condition causing by type?
Yes. History and exam, with perhaps an EMG study performed by an expert could divide out the specific contributions of each entity and maybe point to etiology of the peripheral neuropathy. This is not rocket science, but maybe you might wish an academic center to sort out for you and recommend treatment.
Yes, you can have. A fairly good idea as to the etiology of various symptoms and findings as these are not that unusual to see in soneone your age. Spinal stenosis can be found in 20% of population over 60 & tandem or stenosis in both cervical & lumbar regions is not infrequent. Neuropathy has many causes including age as well. See a neurologist or spine specialist to be properly evaluated- neuro or orthopaedic.
Many things. Depending on the severity, stenosis of the cervical spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.
Narrowing. In its most simple term, stenosis refers to narrowing, while cervical refers to the neck region. So, cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column in the neck.
Narrow spine canal. A too narrow canal within the spine in the neck or cervical region leading to spinal cord compression or nerve root compression or both.
Narrowing. A narrowing or "pinching" of the nerve canal In the neck.
Not Necessarily. Cervical stenosis, or narrowing of the canal that the spinal cord passes through in the neck, causes many different symptoms and if left untreated can lead to paralysis in some cases. It is treatable with surgery, however. The key is to obtain treatment before the stenosis is severe enough to damage the spinal cord. I would discuss your concerns with a neurosurgeon.