... Thank you for your response. That's great information.
For the last few years I've tried to learn my fair share of the central nervous system. I understand the difference between foraminal stenosis causing impingement and the actual compression to the spinal canal and how symptoms run along from the braches/cord below the compromised area.
I guess my question was more... (4 replies)
... Why I recommend getting more information is to rule out any spinal cord issues. ... (2 replies)
... spinal cord impingement down to 4mm. I had a disc removal with cadaver bone as well as a titanium plate. April 2014 I developed severe cervical pain. ... (3 replies)
... Arthritic bone spurs are pushing back into the space for the spinal cord and possibly touching it. This sounds bad, but may or may not be causing you problems. ... (4 replies)
... may contact with the spinal cord. The spinal cord returns normal signal. Close clinical correlation and referral to the specialist is advised. The spinal canal is copious and no stenosis is present. The alignment of the vertebral bodies is preserved. ... (4 replies)
... From what's in the report there doesn't appear to be any significant nerve pinching or compression on the spinal cord. ... (6 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... omgosh that is not good from what i have read before. i would talk more with your doc. when is your next appt with him/her.
i hope more knowledgable ppl respond to you because i can't really help except that i know that it's not good to have the spinal cord impinged (6 replies)
I saw that you posted a reply to me in another thread---Thank-you for that--you mentioned that I have the same symptoms as you did pre-op. (fasciculations, spastic gait, left-sided weakness, balance issues, heavyness in legs)...My MRI shows 1 herniated disc at C5-6, C6-7, bone spurs, and stenosis...everything is "mild to moderate" except where it's "severe C6 root... (4 replies)
... Julie - lots of people try traction, in general, it is most successful with smaller bulges. It won't fix hypertrophic facet joints, facet arthropathy, nerual foraminal stenosis (and in fact might actually irritate the nerves more from my experience). With a significant nerve impingement like he has - traction might increase symtpoms terribly - I lived to tell about it :-0
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