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... 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)
... If you had exactly the "right" kind of impingement on your cord, I suppose it might have this effect. ... (7 replies)
... Is there evidence of spinal stenosis and why? ... (8 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)
... 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:):):) God... (5 replies)
... :wave: From my experience I would say depending on the severity of the impingement, that yes you will need surgery. I am 9 wks post-op ACDF C5-C6 I had severe cord impingement with the same symptoms that you are describing, vertigo, headache , severe pain down shoulder, numbness & tingling arms& legs. My NS said that with the cord involvement that surgery was necessary because... (4 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)
... not compress the cord. There is bilateral moderate hypertrophic facet arthropathy and mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. The midline AP dimension of the spinal canal is 10 mm and there is not appreciable cord flattening. ... (16 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)
... ing 275 to 325 lbs up over my head. I slipped and fell forward and caught myself on the stretcher but my arms and neck bent backwards. I was treated for shoulder impingement for about 4wks and went to see an ortho. He decided pain was coming from my neck. Now my shoulder is still killing me it clicks and pops when I move it. ... (0 replies)
... This post was rather old but I feel compelled to answer. I too suffer from impingement of c3-c7 but it is only touching the thecal sac and not the cord and I can certainly sympathise with your balance issues. I feel off kilter constantly, have a hard time doing the things you mentioned, but I can bend over to brush teeth but when I stand up straight I feel like I could fall... (3 replies)
... e a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon and have them evaluate the situation. If your stenosis is bad enough I suppose it could impede the flow of cerebral spinal fluid but that would be very severe. ... (8 replies)
... Being that the spinal canal and the spinal nerves are very deep (beyond the muscle layers, etc) it seems unlikely that keloids could be causing any problems or discomfort. An MRI would show any nerve impingement, herniated disc, fractures or any abnormal growths. The only way to know the cause for your pain is to see your physician and maybe have an mri. (1 replies)
... that is just barely touching the spinal cord. I am not talking the thecal sac, it is indenting through the thecal sac and now just barely touching the spinal cord itself. ... (3 replies)
... almost everyone will have spinal stenosis at some time or another. Its simply a narrowing of the spine and where the fluid goes through it. ... (8 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)
... I received a report of an MRI of a 2 year old injury to my spinal cord. ... (2 replies)
... Gloria, 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)
... ral neuropathy type symptoms, vertigo and leg problems. Though I thought with peripheral neuropathy there was a nerve study they could do to distinguish it from spinal causes. ... (4 replies)
... I had C4 to C7 spinal stenosis almost or slightly impinging on the cord (I think C6-C7 was the worst area). My balance was off for months prior to diagnosis/surgery. I travel a lot and escellators in airports were impossible the last few months. Surgery was in Sept. I was through ATL airport twice this past weekend and did the very long escellators there with no problem... (3 replies)

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