Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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The MRI needs to be evaluated by a radiologist or spine surgeon. It would be distinctly unusual for the only finding to be the “cervical spine was straight”. The MRI is not helpful for normal alignment as it is performed with you lying down in an unnatural position with the coil on your neck.

Pins and needles (paresthesias) in your arms and legs could be from the neck but also has other potential sources. If possible, could you send your MRI on a DVD/CD with a DICOM reading program to my office with a cover letter? I would be happy to comment on it.

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.