5 weeks post op new mri

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5 weeks post op new mri
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  • AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The report, the surgical dictation and the post-surgical MRI all look to demonstrate that your surgeon did a good job. The residuals “There is evidence of a small residual right postereolatersl disc protrusion” does not indicate a large residual fragment as the radiologist notes this is “small”. There are occasions that a small fragment lodged in the exact wrong spot could cause continued nerve compression but I assume too much here.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    AvatarJohnnyjasp
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    That’s good news at least. Hoping that there is some relief from the epidural and the pain I have resolved on it’s own.

    Do you think I should go to see a hip specialist for my continued pain or is it just a case of some bad luck or a damaged nerve healing very slowly??

    You have helped to ease an anxious mind. I hope you know how grateful a majority of the forum is to people like myself that have begun to lose hope.

    I have made a donation to a local charity to pay forward your kindness to me in my time of need. I hope it can help them half as much as your advice has helped ease my anxiety.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your hip symptoms could mimic some types of radicular pain so if there is possibility of hip pathology, a hip specialist would be useful.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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