This video relating to the cervical spine–Understanding the MRI of Cervical Stenosis with Spinal Cord Injury–is designed for the primary care physician or specialist such as a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist to use to learn how to read and understand the MRI of the cervical spine with a spinal cord compression. The central canal can narrow in many patients and compression of the spinal cord can result. This can lead to a condition of myelopathy (please see section on myelopathy) or can result in a spinal cord injury if the patient has an impact in the front of the head forcing the neck backwards.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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.