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... building the back of the vertebrae and is really cool but takes know how. If you'd like more info on it, I'd be glad to tell you more. ... (15 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)
... Then there are the holes in the vertebrae where the nerves exit the vertebrae. Each vertebra has a set of nerves that peel off the cord on each side and go out to the body. ... (5 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)
... neck. The vertebrae essentially form a ring around the spinal cord referred to as the "central canal". Pairs of vertebrae meet and provide outlets for the nerves that provide sensation and motor control to the muscles, these outlets are called "neural foramen". ... (4 replies)
... Disks sit between adjacent pairs of vertebrae to allow cushioning while preserving movement. They have spongy like material in them. ... (5 replies)
... to move your head. At each vertebra except C1 there are a pair of nerves that peels off the cord and go out to the body...one nerve to each side. In between the vertebrae are the disks, big spongy pads that cushion the bones. ... (23 replies)
... Shareie... You certainly have and have had way more than your share of troubles, especially for someone so young. I'm really sorry about that. You finally found a good doc, though, that is, the one who sent you for a cervical MRI. Many docs would have gotten lost in all your other problems/symptoms and not picked up on the signs of cord damage. Unfortunately, you were stuck... (13 replies)
... mms so at mild, the cord would probably be compressed to about 8mms. ... (10 replies)
... Your next step should be an MRI to see if you have the same problem inside the vertebrae that they see outside of the vertebrae...only an MRI will show you what you need to know. ... (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)
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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)
... Looks like your neck has some major problems. When they see severe canal stenosis, that means your cord has most likely been compressed way down to about half normal thickness...similar to what I had and even the same levels...C4,5,6 and 7. ... (17 replies)
... also impinges on the cord, and losing 4mm is a BIG DEAL. In fact, my cord was compressed down to 5mm, which is NOT GOOD. ... (4 replies)
... start to dry out and shrink and get thinner and thinner and offer no cushioning of the vertebrae and eventually wear away causing severe arthritis that can lead the vertebrae fusing on their own. ... (2 replies)
Help - I'm the 10%
Jun 26, 2010
... So that is the spinal nerves that peel off the cord. But what about the cord itself. When the cord is compressed by anything.... ... (75 replies)
... this canal is a membrane called the thecal sac. The membrane is there to contain the spinal fluid. Inside the fluid is that spinal cord. The thecal sac is being compressed by the disks pushing back into it. ... (5 replies)
... you really need to find out whther or not the actual cord is still somewhat compressed yet.This alone could still be causing you ongoing symptoms,even if it is no longer being compressed. ... (7 replies)
... The "uncinate spurs" are bone spurs on tiny joints on the outsides of the vertebrae themselves. ... (27 replies)


Associated Tags: c myelomalacia, flattened cord, posterior osteophytes, radiculopathy/degenerative, spinal & foraminal stenosis

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