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... ure, a series of events are set into action. As the disc loses moisture, the process is called "desiccation." This causes the disc to flatten, which brings the vertebrae closer together, narorowing the disc space. Often this causes some changes to the vertebrae that adjoin the degenerating disc. ... (3 replies)
... s...where the central canal is narrowing...and the nerves end up getting pinched. Leaning forward, as when pushing a shopping cart, allows the space between the vertebrae to open a bit, sometimes enough to provide a little relief. ... (2 replies)
... spondylolisthesis that is slipping to the back. This is where one vertebra slips over the top of the adjacent this case instead of the edge of the vertebrae lining up, one is sticking out 4mm over the edge of the other vertebra. This is not necessarily an issue unless it creates instability at this spinal segment. ... (1 replies)

... or the neural foramen which are the openings between the vertebrae that allow spinal nerves to exit the spine and go out to innervate a particular part of the body. ... (4 replies)
... mon issues that people deal with when dealing with neck pain come from disc degeneration and stenosis. Intervertebral discs are the structure that separates the vertebrae of the spine. They act as a cushion and, along with the adjoining facet joints, are what allows us to bend and twist and enjoy movement in the back and neck. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. You have quite a bit of spinal nerve compression in the lower cervical vertebrae, which makes sense given your symptoms on the right side. If you enjoy doing a little research, take a look at a "dermatome map" found online. It will show you which spinal nerve root innervates which area of the body. When you tell a doctor your big toe is numb, he will... (1 replies)
... the cervical spine includes the first seven vertebrae of the spine, which are separated and cushioned by the intervertebral discs. The discs are mostly "water" and as we age, they lose moisture and tend to flatten. ... (2 replies)
... are nerve compressions severe enough to consider surgery at this time. However the doctor may want to check periodically to be sure the spinal cord is not being compressed further. ... (3 replies)
... I see the surgeon on Tuesday. I went to physical therapy a few times, didn't help and after the three injections I had I'm not sure what else can be done. Even when I work it hurts and I have a sedentary job sitting down all day. When I sit my back and legs hurts with legs going numb. When I stand or walk its the same thing. At this point just not sure what else can be... (8 replies)
... inal nerves are compressed. One is in the central canal. The other is in the neuroforamen, which are openings located at each vertebral segment and linking the vertebrae together. This opening allows a spinal nerve to exit the central canal and to go out to innervate a particular area of the body. ... (8 replies)
... o keep it as brief and high level as possible. I'm happy to give more detail if you like and there are a few others who may chime in as well. You have 7 cervical vertebrae labeled C1at the base of your skull to C7 roughly at the bottom of your neck. ... (3 replies)
... There are two primary spots where spinal nerves can end up compressed or irritated. One is in the central canal. The other is in the foramina. The foraminal openings are located at each pair of vertebrae. ... (19 replies)
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... e where spinal nerves can become compressed. One is in the central canal and the other is in the neuroforamen. These are small openings located at each pair of vertebrae through which the nerve passes as it exits the spine and goes out to the specific area of the body it innervates. ... (7 replies)
... I really appreciate you taking the time to explain :) I will keep a list of my symptoms and talk with the specialist at my next appt which is in a couple weeks. This eases my mind, I will get back to the post as soon as I get answers from him. Thanks again! (4 replies)
... S1 you have an annular tear which means that the outer covering of the spongy disk between these two vertebrae has broken open and the disk material may be leaking. ... (4 replies)
... These are the openings between vertebrae through which nerves leave the spine and extend to other parts of the body. ... (3 replies)
... First off, your cervical spine encompasses the first 7 vertebrae c1 at the base of your skull through c7 roughly at the bottom of your neck. ... (12 replies)
... It helps to know just a bit about basic spinal anatomy. Your spine consists of bony vertebrae that protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. The vertebrae are separated by spongy disks that allow movement but provide cushioning. ... (7 replies)
... If anyone has exhausted non-surgical treatment it sounds like you have. The compression on your spinal cord is unlikely get better and very likely will get worse. You are already showing signs and symptoms of significant myelopathy and over time those are likely to increase. I know (from experience) it can be tricky having myelopathy without a concurrent radiculopathy (I have... (2 replies)

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