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What tests and treatment can be taken for Spinal Ganglion ?

my wife is 26 and has had pain and numbness in her leg.She does get back pain and also in her shoulder .She has been told she might have Spinal Ganglia? what are the tests for this and possible treatment?
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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It is possible she has intervertebral disc prolapse which is compressing on her spinal nerves which can cause numbness, weakness of her legs. She needs to get an X-ray or best an MRI as requested by her Orthopaedician to clearly see where the nerves are being compressed. Once the cause and site of compression is seen, appropriate treatment can be started, surgery may be required to remove the obstruction.
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