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can some one tell me
« on: February 24, 2010, 12:29:31 AM »
what does [prominance of the cenral cannal in the thoratic spinal cord}  mean?

I had surgery 2 years ago for a dics herniation C5/C6/C7 with 55% stenosis of the spinal cord. i could not walk was in pain no feeling in hands and feet ect.
the mri also showed a disc bulge pinched nerve L5 ,prominance of the cenral cannal in the thoratic spinal cord and atheritis in varoius places im a 38 year male.   

Two years on i am in excusiating pain neck, back andal symtoms have returned.

the mri also showed a saginal flair 7mm long in the right cerabelum which i been told means dead tissue. 

basical  that fixed up the herneation and sent me home , they never explain what the rest means and i have had so many conflicting opions on the state of my back from its in your head to never work again so confused.

so i am trying to desifer what they never explained. help please.
james australia

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Re: can some one tell me
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 05:02:58 AM »
Hi James, in my crude layman terms that you can understand I would say you have a severe pressure build up on your spine primarily from the erector spinae muscles but with secondary causes. This will restrict circulation and cause the symptoms you experience and put a lot of pressure on the discs. If the pressure on one side is different to the other side it will also idstort the vertebra and this is what affects the discs.

If you are close enough to come and see me I would be confident of helping you or alternatively perhaps one of my trained SLM therapists would be close enough.

This situation would have been apparent 2 years ago when you were prescribed the surgery to treat the symptoms but nothing was done to address the cause and it has built back up to the point of bringing the symptoms you are experiencing back again.

I hope that helps.



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