follow up of MRI/presentation with severe L4-L5 or L5-S1 herniation

///follow up of MRI/presentation with severe L4-L5 or L5-S1 herniation
follow up of MRI/presentation with severe L4-L5 or L5-S1 herniation
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  • Avatarmmedeiros
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    Hello Dr.C,

    I saw either a video or a apart of your website recently that showed a dramatic herniation at one of the above levels, almost all the way across the central canal, but now cannot find it. I wanted to compare it to a MRI I saw recently, do you know which one I am talking about? Also, did the patient go to surgery or did they recover with conservative measures?

    Thanks (hope you find it but I’m still seraching:)

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If you look at “cauda equina syndrome” for the video, you will see the “mother of all disc herniations” and the removal of the herniation. If there is a very large herniation that is compressing the entire canal, this can cause cauda equina syndrome and surgery is necessary.

    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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