Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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Further treatment depends upon your current symptoms and your potential need to have them reduced. If you can tolerate your current complaints without too much sacrifice, you do not need treatment. See the section “When to have neck surgery” to understand this concept.

This I say with a grain of salt as I have not reviewed your images and I do not like to make judgments without seeing the MRI for myself. A radiologist might fully describe what he or she sees but the descriptors he or she uses are interpretable.His descriptor “slightly encroaching on the anterior aspect of the right side of the cervical cord” might be correct but I like to see the images myself.

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.