... Yeah the differential for twitching is pretty large. It can be due to nerve or spinal impingement, but there are many other causes as well. Sometimes exercising muscles that haven't been exercised for a while can cause twitching. ... (4 replies)
... Any place you see nerve root impingement it means that something is pressing on that nerve which can cause pain, tingling, weakness and atrophy over time radiating down your arms. ... (3 replies)
... atter associated with effusions bilaterally. Moderate canal stenosis with mild cord flattening. Severe left and moderate to severe right foraminal narrowing with impingement at both exiting C4 nerve roots. ... (3 replies)
... some reason such as having a pacemaker, metal implants etc. The other is if the MRI and associated symptoms are equivocal. That is, the levels and or severity of impingement on MRI don't completely match the symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... 60-70% narrowing is quite a bit and the instability means it's possible for the vertebra to slip further and cause more impingement. Did the MRI indicate spinal cord compression (unless you have an unusually wide spinal canal there is likely some), or foraminal compression? The severity of that may help inform the decision. As my surgeon says though it usually comes down to... (6 replies)
... position. There is no abnormal spinal cord signal. ... (3 replies)
... ChuckStr, what does CSF mean in the results? I see that on mine and I don't know what that stands for??? (5 replies)
... In the end, the bony spurs that are causing impingement on your spinal cord and nerve roots aren't going to go away on their own. ... (5 replies)
... Hi All,
Getting nervous ! Tried to give all the info you'd need below, but feel free to ask questions:
I am 6 months and 2 days out from C4-5, C6-7 ACDF and within the past few weeks I've been experiencing muscle twitching on right side in: eyebrow, shoulder, tricep, forearm, space between thumb and index finger, right side of back, right calf and some left calf and... (4 replies)
... T3 from facet spur formation. There is no cord edema and no bone stress response. Noted straightening of the normally observed cervical lordosis may alter spinal biomechanics and can be associated with muscle spasm. ... (27 replies)
... If you had exactly the "right" kind of impingement on your cord, I suppose it might have this effect. ... (7 replies)
... I had my latest pain management procedure on 11/13/12. Before going under, I talked to the doc, explaining my concern about the not more than 8mm width of the canal at C3-4 and C3-5 (from the CT) and the impingement on the canal in that area (from the MRI). He agreed that I should be concerned but said if I were to have another fusion, I would probobaly need another in 5... (47 replies)
... Your MRI is complicated, but far from terrifying. For starters, the radiologist does not see cord impingement due to the herniated disks. ... (5 replies)
... Hello all, I posted VERY EARLY this morning and made no sense, No wonder I didnt get a reply, lol I'm sorry im just so weak in my arms and in so much pain needing answers.
I was wondering if someone could please help me understand the severity of these results and maybe if your educated in this area it would be wonderful if you could explain it to me PRETTY PLEASE:):):)
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... cord impingement is allowed to go on, the greater the likelihood of irreparable damage. ... (2 replies)
... mm. Within the canal, and surrounding the cord, is the spinal fluid. If you see an MRI, the fluid will be light, and the cord dark. ... (14 replies)
... Since no one gave you any answers, I did a little investigating and will give it a try.
Question 1-yes you have spinal stenosis in the cervical area only according to your tests(not thoracic tests included). In your case, it is congenital as noted. Means you were born this way. As you get older, it closes up even more.
Question 2- there is no mention of disk dessicatioin... (8 replies)
... Is there evidence of spinal stenosis and why? ... (8 replies)
... I received a report of an MRI of a 2 year old injury to my spinal cord. ... (2 replies)
... First, by your symptoms they can tell which nerves are involved. Each nerve has a dermatome (an area of the body where impingement or damage of the nerve is felt).
Then, while doing the injection they are using a flourascope which is an "active xray" so it stays on during the procedure. That helps the doctor track where the needle is in relation to the nerve they are... (3 replies)