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  • meni learn
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    hello.
    Dr. Corenman.
    i know that i don’t write all introductions.
    I m discussed with you before some months.
    I was do A mri of the brain before SOME months and go to neurologic dr with result and he say me that : the MRI of brain and c spine does not show any neurologic problem ,he say and write that i have some positive test reflexes but he doesn’t found the reason to that .
    current symptoms: it is some weakness in the legs but not drastic,and some times (from one time in two week one legs or two falling asleep” (tingling but very feel that and hard to move all legs for 10-30 second .
    what do you think the reason for my symptoms and some positive reflexes .
    thanks meni

    Meni

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    It is not uncommon to have some abnormal neurological reflexes without pathology. I call these patients neurologically irritable.It seems to be genetic more than anything else.

    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.
    meni learn
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    ok.
    but what a bout the weakness in the legs .
    falling (it was also but in first time before 8 mounts and the falling come after severe weakness in legs )
    but from January 2022 it is not happen again (but weaknesses havein legs ) numbness have from time to time (one time in week average but also new this very not unusual before in my life .
    I do with u service of “long consult ” before a couple of months.
    what u can recommended me to do from this point .

    Meni

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    We have already established that your neck is mechanically, not the cause of your symptoms. You could have a metabolic, autoimmune, chemical or vascular cause but not a mechanical cause. MS or another neurological cause is on that list.

    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.
    meni learn
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    you know i was have in history trauma of head (and this affected on neck also ) .
    now in the medical world the most common reason for problem with the legs and arms it is cervical stenosis ,average happen in people over 50-60 years at least .
    now in my MRI last one we see very small area of buckling ligament flavum in the back of area of c3-4 level .
    but when i m looked to the MRI view of the neck of 2016 or 2020 i don’t see any sign of buckling of ligament flavum . so i suspected that it is possible this little buckling of ligament flavum that statred to contact with spinal cord even this not pressere but make contact little to cord and contact with cord (cause the symptoms of impossible/hard to walking fast ,even falling two times after weakness in the lower limbs.
    off course you have the experience of more 30 years spine surgeon ,and you see my images listen to my symptoms ,and with that information you conclusion that the images don’t support on the my symptoms .
    1.what you have to say a bout that the images of past MRI don’t show any pressre of the ligament flavum ?
    2.what is make the ligament flavum to buckling in cervical spine ?
    thanks .

    Meni

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    There is some effacement of the cord but that is just like you leaning your shoulder against a boxing bag. The more you lean, the more the cord moves. There is no entrapment of the cord. Ligamentum flavum can become torn, hypertrophied or attenuated with time and/or injury.

    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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