... l ask what the other surgeon planned...but often they won't ask, in which case I found it helpful to just approach the appointment as a first time visitor to any spine surgeon. ... (18 replies)
... What does this all mean??? Any help greatly appreciated. Can some please explain this CT Scan so I have some idea what it means???
FINDINGS: Straightening of usual cervical lordosis. No osseous sclerotic or osseous loose lesion appreciated. The usual low attenuation visualized portions mastoid air cells. Mild hypertrophic changes C1-C2 with small spurs. On scout image,... (0 replies)
... homework, research the surgeon, maybe ask to speak to one of his patients who has had a similar procedure. The surgeon may be doing cutting edge work that most spine surgeons aren't doing yet...or...you may be signing up to be a Guinea pig! ... (18 replies)
... n or loss of movement at the level of injury or below. At the cervical and thoracic levels, a serious injury can result in paralysis. Most issues of the lumbar spine cannot cause paralysis. ... (18 replies)
... gs, ankles trying to give way with me, and she sent me to a different group. But the doc she wanted me to see handled knees and ankles. So, I chose an orthopedic spine doc instead. ... (18 replies)
... vial cyst, I had surgery last September,and have had chronic sciatic for over 2years. I also have degenerated disks l4 l5 And osteoarthritis and osteoporosis of spine , ny surgeon was shocked when my cyst came back,but it was twice the size , and I also have stenosis of spine . ... (6 replies)
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... be very carefully monitored. Myelomalacia is not something you want to ignore...but whether you need to rush into surgery without getting another opinion from a spine surgeon is the question. ... (1 replies)
... Have you consulted with several spine surgeons? ... (3 replies)
... Central canal in the cervical spine is congenitally small. ... (0 replies)
... In the US this would be an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon whose practice is limited to the neck and back. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am not clear as to whether you have seen a spine specialist? ... (1 replies)
I'm new on this board. On October 1st 2015 I had decompression surgery (L2-L4), a laminectomy and removal of a synovial cyst that was very high up on the spine (L2)- it was compressing the cauda equina in a bad way. Since then I have had a lot of nerve pain in my groin (both sides), hamstrings, plus sciatica down my right leg from the hip to the toes (according to the... (6 replies)
... tside sacral imaging I will be glad to addend my report with comparison or at least correlate clinically with outside sacral imaging. The remainder of the lumbar spine MRI is unremarkable. ... (1 replies)
... My problems are mainly Cervical, and getting worse, with some lower back. I am looking for someone who knows a lot about thoracic spine problem for my cousin. Anyone specialize in Thoracic problems? ... (1 replies)
... I am a 60 year old female with a history of longstanding spinal stenosis. 14 years ago, I had a two level anterior foramenectomy without fusion due to bone spurs compressing the nerves and causing loss of function of my hand. The surgery was a success.
I have had increased pain throughout my necktie the past anout 4 months ago, I developed pain and heaviness in my... (2 replies)
... be interrelated due to the mechanics of the spine. When one " part" develops a problem, it tends to create problems in other adjoining areas. In order for the spine to function well, each part needs to do its job. ... (4 replies)
Pls. could someone help me understand the MRI report of my husband?
Straightening of cervical spine,
Diffuse disc bulge with posterior annular fissure,
Para central protrusion compression thecal sacs,
indent of spinal cord (4 replies)
... he showed me on the computer screen with an ink pen pointing at 'spine my Vertebre ' C2,C3,C4,C5,C6, said might have to put two long rods one on each side of my spine from my tailbone to bottom of my scull OR at Min. ... (4 replies)
... What do you need to know? I couldn't say that any members specialize in thoracic issues...but maybe someone could help if we knew your concerns.
More details please! (1 replies)