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flattening of cervical spinal cord from bone spurs

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@sb4ca I presume your response here is for @dmp19651989 . When you type the @ sign and their member name, they will be notified of your response.

I thought it would be helpful to compare some measurements for a normal spinal canal. This link from Physiopedia has a description.

" Average anterior-posterior canal diameter at all levels is 14.1 +/- 1.6 mm.
The canal diameters range from 9.0 to 20.9 mm, with a median diameter of 14.4 mm.
Men have significantly larger cervical spinal canals than women at all of the levels[3]. "

I know this doctor in the first video link. He is the neurologist who examined me at Mayo in Rochester for my cervical canal stenosis that was caused by bone spurs and a ruptured disc referred to as a "Disc Osteophyte Complex". Inflammation from the ruptured disc nucleus caused bone spurs to grow.

Physiopedia - Cervical Stenosis

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Hi Jennifer, First, I very much admire your dedication to Mayo Connect. I've been on here before and I've seen this myself. I guess I'm confused here with your response. Did I give bad information? I used the sentence from my MRI to give her a reference point to see if her MRI had calculated the level of stenosis from the bone spur. Is this your concern? I've had 3 cervical fusions myself, one a revision because of MRSA-driven osteomyelitis. ( I have a primary immune deficiency that was not being treated at that time). Given she has no actual nerve compression going through her vertebrae, I was just trying to explain how the osteophyte could impact the cord without any vertebral involvement as I believe that was her question. I am a strict rule follower, so please let me know where I errored even if you need to say it more directly lol.