I discussed your films with a neuroradiologist. He agrees that the ligamentum flavum was disrupted and “bunched” but that it is not causing cord compression. That is also my opinion. Surgical decompression of this problem it not advised as the risks of surgery outweigh the potential benefits. There has to be another undiagnosed cause of your current symptoms.
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