Posterior disc osteophyte complex causing severe bilateral foraminal narrowing

///Posterior disc osteophyte complex causing severe bilateral foraminal narrowing
Posterior disc osteophyte complex causing severe bilateral foraminal narrowing
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  • Ben2480
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    Hello Dr,

    Thanks for the reply. I am posting my MRI images here.
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    So in my case is the epidural injection the best possible treatment for now? Also will it prevent my back spasms when I get more active like playing sports?
    Do you think based on the image of my neck MRI, I should get a detailed cervical scan?

    Thanks again for all your help and support.

    • This reply was modified 9 months ago by  Ben2480. Reason: Image Edit
    Ben2480
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    Hello Dr,

    Hopefully the images are visible this time.

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    • This reply was modified 9 months ago by  Ben2480.
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    L5-S1 has a mildly degenerative disc with a posterior disc herniation at the left compressing the S1 nerve. You might have symptoms of an S1 radiculopathy. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/symptoms-of-lumbar-nerve-injuries/.

    Your cervical spine has left foraminal stenosis at C3-4 but not central stenosis. You might have a C4 radiculopathy. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/symptoms-of-cervical-nerve-injuries/.

    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.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

    Ben2480
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    Hello Dr Corenman

    Thanks for looking into my MRI. My neurosurgeon has given me gabapentin. Few more questions please, based on my MRI, do you think I should be worried about my cervical spine, I mean about spinal cord getting damaged? Can this cause any symptoms in legs? The osteophytes, I understand will not resolve on its own. I am doing neck exercises now. Will it prevent further osteophyte growth? Can I play sports (badminton and tennis) with out any restrictions?
    As always thanks for all your advice. Wish you a merry Christmas.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Due to your mild central narrowing of the cervical spine, you have a very small chance of cord injury (central cord syndrome) with a high speed fall onto your forehead. If you don’t barrel down a slope on a bike or snow ski at Mach 1, the chance of injury is much smaller.

    Osteophytes are caused by degeneration and activity. Exercise will not make them smaller.

    Rotation/impact sports can increase degenerative changes. You can still play tennis and badminton with a small chance of progressive lumbar disc degeneration.

    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.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

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