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  • Iceman
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    I was involved in a rear ended collision as a passenger in the rear seat.my MRI for c3-c4 central posterior disc herniation effacing the ventral thecal sacand elevating the posterior longitudinal ligament measuring 3.5mm superimposed on a diffuse discbulge with severe spinal stenosis to 0.6cm and mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. Anterior and posterior osteophytes ,(disc herniation extending posterior to the posterior osteophytes consistent with a more recent herniation of the disc )superimposed on mild chronic degeneration. The MRI was taken 2 months after the accident.It also show grade 1 retrolisthesis and kyphosis.Can you help me better explain this diagnosis for c3-c4 ?Really interested to know other symptoms or injuries which reflect injuries are recent and might be associated with recent trauma.

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    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your radiological report is somewhat concerning. The statement “severe spinal stenosis to 0.6cm” at the C3-4 level means that you have spinal cord compression. You may or may not have myelopathy so you need to read this to determine if these symptoms fit with your complaints; https://neckandback.com/conditions/cervical-central-stenosis-and-myelopathy/

    You need a visit with a spine surgeon to make sure you are not in danger.

    Dr. Corenman

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