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MRI results say<" Large central and lefy paracentral

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MRI results say< " Large central and lefy paracentral herniation at the T10-T11 level causing severe spinal canal stenosis with cord compression. AP diameter measures 5mm."
What should I expect when I see the neurosurgeon tomorrow?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
what symptoms do you have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Numbness in both feet and legs, thighs, and groin area. Thighs get so tight at times that they feel like they are going to explode. Unable to walk without forearm crutches due to severe balance issues. Constipation; only having bowel movements every five or six days. Pain in left hip, left rib area, and left shoulder.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

You should expect pretty emergent surgery

They will likely operate within the next month

The good news is that this problem is highly treatable by surgery! So that is good news!