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  • kumar_vjm
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    Dr.Corenman,

    For past one year my mom (age: 60) suffering from nerve pinch on/off from her lower back all the way to the leg.
    After doing MRI scan , the consult docter recommended a surgery.

    We’d like to know, Is there any recommanded second opinion ? if so , Any risk involved and easy recovery ?

    here are the findings in MRI

    Loss of lumbar lordosis

    Disc degeneration with posterior and bilateral posterolateral disc prolapse
    with facet joint hypertrophy and ligamentum flavum thickening noted at L3-L4,L4-L5 & L5-S1 levels causing narrowing
    of spinal canal and bilateral neural foraminae and indenting on exiting nerve roots.

    Thanks for your time and highly appreciated.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    There is never a problem in getting a second opinion.

    Your mother’s MRI notes compression in the central canal and in the foramen at multiple levels. This can cause radiculopathy or neurogenic claudication (see website for details). If your mother has those symptoms, she might be a candidate for surgery. She might be able to put off surgery and undergo physical therapy if she has no motor weakness. Epidural injections would also be helpful (see website). Depending upon the “tightness” of the canal, she could be at risk for arachnoiditis (see website) with just living with this.

    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.
    kumar_vjm
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    Thank you Dr.Corenman.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Good luck

    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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