JBozParticipantJuly 12, 2017 at 7:45 amPost count: 51
Hello again Dr. Corenman, I did get the CT myelogram done last Friday. It does show ventral cord tethering at T4 T5, another finding as it was a full spine image, was loose hardware at the location that I have had severe neck pain after 3/2015 cervical fusion surgery. I already know the approach they want to take for detethering, but really don’t know what happens when you have loose hardware. Report says right C5 screw is loose and possibly left C5 screw. Is this common? Does it require surgery? It does say the neck fused….
Thanks again Dr. Corenman.JBozParticipantAugust 10, 2017 at 6:49 amPost count: 51
Dr. Corenman, what do you require to do a second opinion on my thoracic spine issue, have you dealt with tethered cord syndrome in the thoracic spine? I have quite a few MRI’s and two CT’s of the thoracic, pre op and post operative reports and all images
My pain and issues are progressing, I feel surgery is something I need to strongly consider at this point. My neurosurgeon could not promise that the severe chest and back pain would go away, but the image studies do confirm the pain matches the pathology. That being radiating chest pain and deep T4 T5 spine pain, by far the worst issue, can only sit for very short periods of time.
Thanks for so much help over the recent years,
JonDr. CorenmanModeratorAugust 10, 2017 at 9:57 amPost count: 5602
I have a program called a long-distance consultation. I will review all images, consultations and tests. I then review a 6 page consultation that you fill out and finally talk with you on the phone for at least 20-30 minutes.
I don’t do intradural work (surgery inside the dural sac) of which your problem stems but I can tell you what expectations you should have and help you find the right surgeon.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE 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.If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!JBozParticipantAugust 10, 2017 at 2:30 pmPost count: 51
Dr. Corenman, thanks for the quick response. I may very well consider doing this, even though you do mot perform this type of surgery, I would really like to hear as many takes on the problem as possible. I’m still awaiting the purposed approach from my surgeon. I will get back to you in the near future.
JonDr. CorenmanModeratorAugust 10, 2017 at 2:59 pmPost count: 5602
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE 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.If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!
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