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MRI = C3-4 disc herniationstenosis ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Will the dr want 2 do surgery or try therapy first. CanTherapy make it worst

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Dr. James Macon
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In brief: Neuro Exam Needed

Cervical spinal stenosis at C3-4 (<9 mm AP diameter) may be serious if the spinal cord is compressed enough to cause symptoms or neurological signs of spinal cord injury.
A neurosurgeon or neurologist should be consulted, but surgery not necessary if asymptomatic with no signs of neurological deficit on exam. Surgery for neck pain without arm pain is rarely indicated unless stenosis worse (<6 mm)

In brief: Neuro Exam Needed

Cervical spinal stenosis at C3-4 (<9 mm AP diameter) may be serious if the spinal cord is compressed enough to cause symptoms or neurological signs of spinal cord injury.
A neurosurgeon or neurologist should be consulted, but surgery not necessary if asymptomatic with no signs of neurological deficit on exam. Surgery for neck pain without arm pain is rarely indicated unless stenosis worse (<6 mm)
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