Spinal Cord Compression

Spinal cord compression occurs when a mass places pressure on the cord. The mass can be a tumor or a bone fragment. Spinal cord compression can occur anywhere along the spinal cord, from the neck to the lower spine. Some of the symptoms of spinal cord compression include severe pain, weakness in the legs, numbness in the back of the legs, and loss of bowel and bladder control.

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Did my friend experience numbness and tingling sensation in his legs due to neck or cervical spinal cord injury?

Query: Hello doctor, A friend of mine was 81 years old and fell over a brick in his garden. He did not fall from a height, but he hit his head. His neck, arms, and cervical spine got injured. He was lying on the ground for one to one and a half hours before anyone could find him. He tried to get up, but he...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms suggest spinal cord injury, which may or may not be associated with a neck fracture. Cervical myelopathy is a less severe form of spinal cord injury, but in pre-existing myelopathy, a fall can worsen the symptoms and cause paraplegia or quadriplegia. It ...  Read Full »

What does my MRI report suggest as the cause of my chronic back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have worsening pain in my back for two decades. It has exacerbated a lot more now. I have unbearable pain throughout my back, along with chronic myofascial pain. I drove a school bus for 14 years with manual doors. I am having worsening severe pain in my thoracic region. Currently, I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Vertebral height is normal - So no fractures. 2) Vertebral alignment is normal - No scoliosis and kyphosis. 3) Moderate degenerative disk disease from T4 to T12 - No need to think much about this finding. With the aging process, everyone will develop degenerative d...  Read Full »

How to manage L1 compression fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a CABP1 test and CT abdomen pelvis with contrast for periumbilical pain. Multiple axial CT images of the abdomen and pelvis with IV was done. The contrast was obtained, followed by 2D coronal reformats. And the contrast dose is 100 mL Omnipaque 350. All CT scans at this facili...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done a CT (computed tomography) abdomen with pelvis with Contrast, which has revealed an L1 (lumbar spine) compression fracture, and your blood test revealed nothing sign...  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain on left side while sitting, standing, and sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain on the left side and cannot move on that side. The pain was between my belly and back, but now it is only on my back at the end of the spinal cord. While sitting, standing, or even sleeping, I can feel the pain in this area and it lasts for one week. I am currently ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. There are many causes of pain in the lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with disc, narrowing of spinal canal, or any bony instability besides many others. So accu...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for tingling sensation on neck and back?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I started to notice a fuzzy tingling sensation going down my neck and back when I look down at the floor. If I continue to stretch my head forward and back, I no longer get the sensation down my back and neck, but this sensation will come back after I have not looked...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandey Saurabh Hridaynarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your query will be addressed properly and you will be provided with best of the treatment, I assure you that. Now Coming to your condition, your BMI (26.2) comes in preobese category which could be one of the cause of tingling sensation because weight puts more...  Read Full »

Spinal compression fracture has not healed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, 8 months back, had a spinal compression fracture of the T12 vertebrae caused by a large fall into water. Currently it is ‘stable’ meaning I can walk and move. No gross deformity, I have motor and sensory function within normal limit. I have aggravated pain when I bend forward...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your CT scan and X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it has been sometime now since you got the injury, and I would not expect any more soft tissue or bony healing now, Suggesting non-invasive treatment now would only comprise of DAILY p...  Read Full »

Does my spine MRI point towards sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old male with height 5'9" and weight 65 kg facing a problem of pain in left leg, weakness, and numbness, tingling in feet and stiffness in thighs along with pain in calf muscles. I am facing a difficulty in walking. I have done an MRI of the spine. Please provide with ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned a pain in the left leg along with weakness, tingling, and numbness. First of all, can you tell me the duration of your symptoms? Is there any associated back pain as well? If your leg pain more or your back pain? How much distance can you walk on a...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness in the hands after so many years of accident?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother met with an accident 20 years ago. Now, he has some numbness in his hands. We have attached the reports of the scan had recently. Kindly suggest treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed the uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It indicates cervical spinal cord compression in the cervical region. This compression is responsible for his hand numbness. For this re...  Read Full »

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