Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Yes, there are no other issues than the “bunching” of the ligamentum so with your present symptoms, you then conclude that this must be the cause of your symptoms.

What I do is to think what symptoms this bunching could cause. I see the possibility of local upper neck pain due to the traumatic forces that tore this ligament but this is not your complaint. I would not consider that this would cause long tract signs (LTS) as I have seen much more severe compression without LTS symptoms. As I noted before, I like doing surgery to help patients as it is very gratifying but resist surgeries that would not be productive.

Dr. Corenman

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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.