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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.

    Thank you

    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

    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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