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Treatment for protrusion of the spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i had a car accident on back on 7/2/10. My back and neck has been bothering me. My Dr. did an MRI. it shows c2-c3 tiny central protrusion,c3-c4 small central protrusion effacing the ventral thecal sac.Same thing for c4-c5. c5-c6 there is a massive size right paracentral protrusion with effacement of the ventral thecal sac, and significant flattening deformity of the ventral surface of spinal cord. also on t7 and t9 a hamengiomas. what does asll this mean??? I have to see a neurosurgeon on 8/12
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi...i amj hoping you can help me get answers to the above
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   Please give me some time to read your post
User :   ok...will o..thanks
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   i a 40 yr. old female
Doctor :   protrusion is a disorder of the spine where one or two discs bulge out of the vertebrae of the spine.
Doctor :   this is commonly encountered in injuries
User :   is there anything besides surgery, and cort. shots that can help? what is a hemengiomas?
Doctor :   In non severe cases physiotherapy may suffice
Doctor :   but in severe cases neurosurgical intervention may be nedeed
User :   i have taken flerxil and 800mg Ibprofen and gone to physical therapy. It appears none of these worked
Doctor :   haemangioma is a tumour arising from the blood vessels
User :   tumor??
User :   what causes this?
Doctor :   Ya i consider there is need of surgical intervension
User :   for which one?
Doctor :   because the protrusion is extensive
User :   would the surgery be for the upper or the lower??
Doctor :   Surgical intervention is needed for the both
User :   how long is the recovery for this?
Doctor :   may need months to years
User :   well i have less than 2 mins....thanks for your help
Doctor :   haemangioma is a growth of unknown cause
Doctor :   might have been spotted as an incidental finding in you
User :   just what i need
Doctor :   complete physical examination
Doctor :   of youe spine
User :   thanks
Doctor :   will be more informative
User :   ok
User :   have a great day thanks gain
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