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  • Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    There is a syndrome called Subclavian steal syndrome (SSS), where use of the arm “steals’ blood from the vertebral artery causing dizziness and other brain stem symptoms but it is rare. You could ask for a workup of that disorder and be on the lookout for MS (multiple sclerosis) signs.

    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.
    foxylady
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    New MRI showed spinal cord compression at C5-6 a burst disc. Is this serious? Do I need surgery?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You could possibly need surgery. It depends upon how severe the Mri notes cord compression and your physical examination findings. your radiologist noted “At C5-6, there is moderate vertebral canal stenosis and marked indentation and flattening of the ventral cord but no overt compression or evidence of intra medullary signal abnormality. There is severe intervertebral foraminal on the right and moderate on the left”. Its somewhat of a contradiction to say “flattening of the ventral cord but no overt compression” as flattening is compression.

    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.
    foxylady
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    Yes I thought their reports always seem that way, it seems they write reports to make it look as if nothing is wrong, so they don’t have to do anything I feel.
    Our NHS is not good any more. If they can avoid doing something they will. It’s appalling. Thank you Sir.
    Can I ask you please? Would neck compression make my feet numb? and would neck compression cause any flushing up my neck and face? I get overwhelming, severe flushes and a racing heart, is spine doing any of that? I also want to know if my disc has burst is my spine unstable now? Thank you.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    “Would neck compression make my feet numb? and would neck compression cause any flushing up my neck and face?” Neck compression can cause your feet to be numb (myelopathy) but generally does not cause flushing in your face.

    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.
    foxylady
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    Ok, thank you Sir. I am just building up a note book of information to take back to hospital with me.

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