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MRI shows compression fracture. How effective is radiation therapy?

hi! how effective is radiation therapy? conclusion on MRI results: wedge compression fracture involving L1 vertebral body with abnormal marrow signals seen within it and its posterior elements.; neural canal stenosis; posterior disc bulge with ventral dural sac indentation and moderate to sever bilateral neural canal stenosis at L3/L4; Disc dessication L4/L5 and L5/S1.. thanks
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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I hope you are seeking urgent local medical attention as there are two serious issues here. 1st of all the fact that you have marrow replacement and a vertebral fracture is suggestive of a serious medical problem. The fact that this problem is causing neural canal stenosis is also very serious and this could lead to paralysis in not managed urgently and appropriately. radiation therapy an certainly be used in conditions that lead to this problem, it is often combined with surgery to stabilize and decompress the spinal canal.
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