... There is a spinal cord stimulator in the thoracic spine? (9 replies)
... maged spinal cord stimulator with leads extending into the lower thoracic spinal canal. Unchanged hyperdense cement material within the L2 vertebral body. Lumbar spine alignment appears within normal limits. Vertebral body heights appear maintained, unchanged from prior. Visualized soft tissues are unremarkable. ... (9 replies)
... and alternatives, the patient signed written consent. The patient was then placed in the prone position on the fluoroscopic table. The skin over the lower lumbar spine was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. One percent lidocaine was used as a local anesthetic. ... (2 replies)
... It is meant to say foraminal not frontal. The foramina are openings located at each vertebra where a spinal nerve exits the spine. In order for the nerve to function normally this opening needs to be wide enough to accommodate the nerve. Otherwise the nerve becomes compressed which leads to the symptoms like pain, tingling and numbness. The pain can be felt at the site of... (1 replies)
... need help understanding these results:
1. Status post anterior cervical fusion at C3-4.
2. C4-5 broad-based disc bulge with mild anterior mass effect on the cord. Mild right neural foraminal narrowing.
3. C6-7 right paracentral disc bulge causing focal effacement of the CSF and mild mass effect on the right paracentral cord. Mild right neural... (0 replies)
... Is he a neuro or orthopedic spine surgeon? ... (5 replies)
... I have spoken to the surgeon and he does do the mcculough decompresion, invented by mcculough of the instrument Fame I believe. I've done a lot of online research and from what I can tell an mis is the way to go.
My question is how to get more opinions. Kaiser won't pay for it and the one place I called wanted over a thousand dollars for a consultation, which shocked me...... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I can't tell from your post whether you have consulted with a spine surgeon yet or if the GP is saying what he thinks needs to be done. ... (2 replies)
... the other is in the neural foramina. The foramen is an opening where a specific spinal nerve exits the spine and goes out to the area of the body it innervates. ... (3 replies)
... This is the significant finding of the report and the reason why you need to see a spine doctor. I don't know that much about the cord parenchyma...it is the inside of the cord... ... (5 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine or neurological surgeon? ... (5 replies)
... right but until a few days ago it was all totally to the left but as week had gone on I'm now experiencing symptoms I'm both arms and sides. I'm happy to know my spine is safe for now that's very reassuring as suspected cauda eqina I'm 2014 had me petrified and hospitalised for 3 weeks. ... (2 replies)
... I am booked to see a neurologist and then the spine specialist. But because of your answer, I feel that there is hope ! ... (3 replies)
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... openings located at each pair of vertebrae where a specific spinal nerve exits the spine and goes out to the area of the body it innervates...in this case, the C7 nerve. ... (2 replies)
... the central canal and in the foramen, which is a small opening located at each pair of vertebrae through which a spinal nerve exits the spine to go out to the part of the body that particular nerve innervates. This is referred to as foraminal stenosis. Stenosis is a narrowing. ... (3 replies)
... urrently taking 60mg morphine, 100 mg pregabolin and diazapam just to try control the pain in my neck shoulders and arms. i also have 3 bulged discs in my lumbar spine and feel this has really stressed them out to due to lack of mobility and high pain levels uncontrollable. ... (2 replies)
... MRI of the cervical spine was performed on the Siemens Verio 3 Telsa Magnetom. The following sequences were obtained. ... (5 replies)
... cal exam to determine how significant this cord indentation is. Any time the spinal cord is affected, it can lead to serious issues and needs to be followed by a spine specialist. ... (3 replies)
... It looks like you have disc budget/herniated disc at the C5-6 level that is causing some pressure on the nerve root on the the left side and small amount on the Right side. You also have some DDD or arthritis that has caused the area where the nerve root goes through to narrow. You also have some DDD (Osteophyte complex) at the c6-7 level but it not severe enough to cause... (3 replies)