Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You have a large disc herniation at C4-5 above your fusion from C5-7. This is causing significant spinal stenosis and spinal cord compression with cord injury (“suggestive of edema related to cord compression”).

The cord is further compressed with neck motion. You need to be placed in a cervical collar now with your head in slight flexion (this is the position of least cord compression). You need a surgical consultation as soon as possible to prevent further cord injury.

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.