A Breathtaking Yoga Injury - Page #3

Lab Studies:
Spine radiographs, performed prior to chiropractic care, revealed a relatively straight spine without significant degenerative disease.

Other Studies:
Cervical spine MRI revealed a right posterolateral disc protrusion, which caused a right lateral recess and foraminal stenosis at C3-C4. The dise protruded further right at C4-C5 in the posterolateral direction and resulted in moderate lateral recess and foraminal stenosis. Most notable on the axial image; Case Photo #2 and sagittal T2 images; Case Photo #3, Case Photo #4. There was flattening of the right hemicord and narrowing of the central canal at C4-C5. Case Photo #5. At C5-C6, there was a left paracentral disc protrusion and annular tear, which abutted the left hemicord and narrowed the central canal. C6-C7 disc space revealed a right paracentral annular tear and disc protrusion, which further narrowed the central canal. Case Photo #6. T1 images revealed a lack of lordosis of the cervical spine and degenerative changes to the vertebrae. Case Photo #7. STIR images showed compression across the cord secondary to cervical disc buldging. Case Photo #8.


Click here to continue. Challenge yourself by writing down a revised, working diagnosis before moving to the next slide.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 11639 Earnshaw, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 327-1415.

© The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
4000 W. 114th Street, Suite 100
Leawood, KS 66211
Phone: 913.327.1415

Website created by the computer geek