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What is Cervical Stenosis? | Jeffrey Cantor, MD

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  • Don Rougeux
    Don Rougeux  Жыл бұрын +638

    My poor wife had five operations with rods and screws--her pain transferred from her back area to her rectum, legs and feet. This pain was blamed on scar tissue growing and nothing could be done. Even a pain pump did little. She suffered 30 years and lived to be 90. Thankfully she is now in a place where there is no pain or tears.

    • Theresa Bowman
      Theresa Bowman 11 күн бұрын +1

      🎉Right now I am in the same position I have had several back surgeries and a neck surgery.This time I said no to surgery and they sent me to a pain specialist who gives me shots every 3 months and it seems I'm getting nowhere and I really don't know what to do if you have any suggestions please let me know...God bless 😊

    • Debbie Marchica
      Debbie Marchica 11 күн бұрын

      This is the most informative thorough explanation then either of my neurosurgeons have explained. I intend to consult with Dr. Cantor. So excellent and brilliant.

    • Mary Cotton
      Mary Cotton 20 күн бұрын

      Oh wow, I am so sorry that she suffered so severely & for so many years. Sounds like she was a very tuff woman. My husband had surgery in his neck & they removed bones in there that literally held his head up .anyways he to isn't suffering any more but he passed & 56 a week shy of 57 of cancer. I have been diagnosed way back in 1996-97.I was diagnosed with stenosis,spodalosis, scoliosis,bone spurring.degenrite disc disease. Anyways , I suffer with a lot of pain but haven't had any surgeries. I am now almost 63. on SSDI. I am slowly get back in to o doctors due to living in an area in upstate NY with no transportation. Anyways,I am sorry for your loss.

    • Diane Rodriguez
      Diane Rodriguez 20 күн бұрын

      My condolences rip dear wife you were a fighter blessings ,Sir and Amen

    • Zoe Kenney
      Zoe Kenney Ай бұрын

      You have suffered too, for which no one knows how much but you I’m sorry my darling. I had been offered that operation but refused although I’ve had Laminectomy and decompression

  • Jeanne zimmerman
    Jeanne zimmerman 11 ай бұрын +15

    Excellent presentation on the condition I had at in my neck due to RA. Surgery was horrible and was very difficult, and took me 2 years to recover from. This doctor explained thoroughly and in-depth this condition. Thank you, Dr Cantor. Fantastic lecture.

    • Shar wil
      Shar wil 11 ай бұрын +2

      Had neck surgery and this doctor knows what he is talking about. The nerve damage is every day. I cannot walk now .

  • Joseph C
    Joseph C 6 ай бұрын +12

    Today is September 22, 2022 approximately 17 months from my surgery with Dr Cantor.
    I’m in Spain today and Sicily later tomorrow on my five week vacation.
    I’m extraordinary blessed to have found , met, and had surgery with Dr Cantor.
    Lifting my own luggage, walking at least five miles a day all over Europe. Absolutely out of pain c2 to c7 surgery.
    Thank you Doctor Cantor

    • Ann Cata
      Ann Cata 5 ай бұрын +1

      You were blessed to have him as your MD

    • nancy18022
      nancy18022 6 ай бұрын +2

      Why would you not get this done in Canada? I know 3 people who had this done with a wait time of about 6 weeks. The cost is USA is outrageous.

    • Shawn Mazzuto
      Shawn Mazzuto 6 ай бұрын +1

      Hey Joseph. Is this an expensive procedure? I’ve had this pain going on 5 years now. Luckily I’m in pretty good shape because otherwise I’d be a wreck. I’m in Canada and I doubt this procedure is available here. Wondering if I should consult with Dr. Cantor…

    • SIRA
      SIRA 6 ай бұрын +2

      This is wonderful to hear and I hope you enjoy your travels and many, many pain free years ahead!! I believe I would be a very good candidate for this surgery and would love to have Dr. Cantor perform this procedure. Thank you for your post.

  • Joseph C
    Joseph C 9 ай бұрын +20

    December 9 2020 2.5 years and counting from day Dr Cantor performed c2 to c7 stenosis removal with the most extraordinary results. Other than a scar on my neck you would never known I had surgery. FULL MOVEMENT UP, DOWN, LEFT, AND RIGHT AND ABSOLUTELY NO RESIDUAL PAIN. Dr. Cantor knows what he’s doing..This man stands above the rest. My trip from California to Florida it was the best decision I made . Please don’t hesitate contacting this doctor.

    • Donna Petry
      Donna Petry 6 ай бұрын

      Thank you so much for encouraging me to look to. Dr Cantor for help with my disastrous laminectomy & fusion that has left me disabled.

    • Nancy Moyher
      Nancy Moyher 8 ай бұрын

      @Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon is this procedure covered by ConnectiCare and Anthem Blue cross insurance?

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon  9 ай бұрын +4

      Joseph, your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for the wonderful review!

  • Barbara Carter
    Barbara Carter  Жыл бұрын +12

    Dr Cantor is extremely good at explanation of this condition. Not every doctor is.

  • Kristen Mills-Brolinski
    Kristen Mills-Brolinski 11 ай бұрын +14

    That taught me an amazing amount about my DDD and Stenosis! I had no clue except that the "best doctor in the area" at the Neurologic Institute walked in my room, after looking at my x-rays, CT and MRI, and without examination immediately said, "You need surgery. I'm not seeing any other choice." My bigger fear came when I asked him how and he said he'd go in from the back. One month later he said he'd thought he'd change his mind and go in from the front. When I asked him what he actually wanted to do he told me, "You don't really want to know at this point. We will cross that bridge when we come to it". YES, I did want to know - hence why I watched this to give me a better informed decision - THANK YOU!! Curious? My decision is back where I started - no, I don't want fusion as it would later put more stress on C1-C2 and we know where that could go. You did however point out that waiting indefinitely isn't usually a better solution as the surgery may not go as well. This puts me to the thought that I will make sure to find a doctor that uses Ultrasonics (which I didn't know existed and now it's 2022!) for a better recovery even if they need to combine more than one way. May God bless you for your work and knowledge to be able (and willing) to share this information so very clearly in this video!

  • Invisible Woman
    Invisible Woman 2 жыл бұрын +42

    I'm a visual learner and especially appreciated the cartoony drawing in comparison to the MRI LOL! I'm scheduled to have surgery soon (I've held out for 6 years) and this was both scary as hell 😳 yet incredibly useful information. What a fantastic video. A+, Doctor. Thank you.

  • Mishunda Mathis, Dance Minister
    Mishunda Mathis, Dance Minister  Жыл бұрын +11

    Incredibly useful and informative video. It may be a deep dive, but this is the kind of information I think is really helpful in understanding the situation. It's a lot easier to sit at home and watch this multiple times than to try and digest the diagnosis in a quick results call. Thank you for this and especially for providing easy access to second opinions

  • Karen Morris
    Karen Morris 5 ай бұрын +5

    Dr.Cantor, you're so awesome I don't even have words for it. I wish you were my doctor but over all, what an incredible teacher you are. You made everything so...understandable, you're an over all asset to everyone you meet

  • Joyce Perri
    Joyce Perri 11 ай бұрын +10

    Thank you, Dr. Cantor for this very informative video. Your presentation was brought to a level even we lay persons could understand. ⭐⭐

  • Erika DeVito
    Erika DeVito  Жыл бұрын +6

    So glad to have found this incredibly clear and detailed explanation of Cervical Stenosis and treatment options. Dr. Cantor, you have shed some very important light on what many general practitioners don't truly understand. After suffering for over a year following a backward fall onto my neck and head, my mobility and stability are taking a serious nosedive and my doctors only say that I will have to learn to live with the stenosis and just keep taking larger and larger amounts of gabapentin and other pain killers. I want my life back and I want to be able to dance again, do yoga, hike, and not live in fear of my next fall. Dr. Cantor - thank you for giving us all a glimmer of hope. :)

  • TE US
    TE US  Жыл бұрын +18

    Thank you very much, I am so emotional at this moment, I don't understand why any of my Drs, including specialists have mentioned anything similar to what you presented in this video. As a patient this what one expects from a Dr, to explain precisely what the condition entails. Again, thank you very much. I will be calling for sure.

  • Bonita Bren
    Bonita Bren  Жыл бұрын +18

    Back in '88 and '91 I had 2 cervical spine surgeries. One from the back and the 2nd from the front of my neck. I believe they were successful with limited side to side neck movement. Years later, I became an RN. I must say your explanation was by far better than any my doctor or education I had provided. God bless you.

    • Ca Mobley
      Ca Mobley 5 ай бұрын +1

      Dr. Cantor, I am a subscriber to your site and only wish I had "discovered " you before my surgeries. As you explained in video, I had no significant pain until I had irreversible cord damage.
      My surgeon is great but "old school". I had no idea of the different technologies available for this condition. I am fused from C-3 to S-1 but T-2 to T-10 are not impacted at present.
      My surgery was July 18, 2022 and still unable to walk or stand without assistance. My legs just give out without any warning. I have fallen 5 times since surgery while on walker. I always fall backward. My pain is greatly reduced and I have let my hair grow longer to hide the long scar in scalp and between shoulders. I live in California but I would have certainly come to you for a consult before surgery. I hope this is the last one. I will be 77 years old next Thursday. I am relatively pain free: Praise God and my surgeon! All my appreciation and kudos to your knowledge and your willingness to educate!

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon   Жыл бұрын +3

      Thank you, Bonita.

  • jim smith
    jim smith  Жыл бұрын +5

    Hey Doc...What an easy to understand explanation of such complex problems. At 79 I find it comforting that there are such knowledgeable doctors with space age procedures able can help us all.

  • Sally Snowball
    Sally Snowball 11 ай бұрын +12

    You are a fantastic teacher! Thank you for this explanation.

  • DrNat 3279
    DrNat 3279  Жыл бұрын +5

    Extremely informative! As a psychiatrist who has symptomatic moderate cervical stenosis as well as severe forminal stenosis and is anticipating multilevel cervical arthroplasty I appreciate this presentation especially since this level of detail cannot be relayed in an initial consult with your surgeon. I have watched several KZclip presentations by various surgeons and yours is quite excellent. I especially appreciated the demonstration of using ultrasonic tools in surgery. Thank you!

  • stxer
    stxer Ай бұрын +4

    Thanks, Doctor Cantor, for showing and explaining so clearly these processes. The simple spine model in your hands helped me understand the pictures you were showing and this plus the good and bad spine comparisons were so helpful.

  • Anna B
    Anna B  Жыл бұрын +4

    Excellent video, comprehensive and clearly explained. The video is relatively long--but it didn't feel that long because the subject matter was engaginly handled. As a patient who has dealt with cervical stenosis for over a dozen years, this is the best, most thorough overview I've seen--and I particularly appreciated learning of the newer ultrasound surgical technique. Thank you, Doctor Cantor; great job.

  • Gary Greenfield
    Gary Greenfield 2 жыл бұрын +232

    My wife had cervical spine surgery performed by Dr. Cantor just over three years ago. He is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about what he does. He literally preserved my wife's quality of life from further deterioration.

    • Julius Gaudet
      Julius Gaudet 10 ай бұрын

      @Gary Greenfield I’m set to have my C6-C7 removed and fused on June 1st…it’s bulging so bad compared to 2019 it’s now pushing on my spinal cord flattening it.

    • Gary Greenfield
      Gary Greenfield 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Gloria Mary Haywood Very true. I'm a very fortunate man. I don't take anything for granted, and I make sure she knows she's loved and appreciated.

    • Gloria Mary Haywood
      Gloria Mary Haywood 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Gary Greenfield One thing I easily can tell about you is that you indeed love your wife!!😊 That's beautiful. Truly.

    • Barbara Wright
      Barbara Wright 11 ай бұрын

      I have been diagnosed with spinal stinosis and I am 70 now and worked as a letter carrier for 26 years.

    • Gary Greenfield
      Gary Greenfield 11 ай бұрын +2

      @ConwayCajunGuy His practice is in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His surgery absolutely resolved the issues that surgery could address, and after a recovery period, she was back to normal activities. In fact, she has been getting personal training at a local YouFit to regain lost muscle strength. The only thing surgery could not improve was some loss of bodily sensation as the result of long-term spinal cord damage, and he advised us of that up front. Other than that, his skill very likely kept my wife out of a wheelchair.

  • Blue Line
    Blue Line 10 ай бұрын +11

    You are an amazing doctor and your explanations are fantastic. Thank you!

  • Lily Rose
    Lily Rose  Жыл бұрын +8

    I suffer from cervical stenosis and gets lots of burning tingling sensation on the back of my neck and down to my arms and fingers.This is all secondary to spondylitis arthritis.Your lecture has imparted so much understanding of the progress of the disease that my consultant has not discussed with me.Thank you very much for sharing Dr. Cantor,you explained it thoroughly.Excellent.🙏😇

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon   Жыл бұрын

      Hi Lily, thank you for watching and the feedback. Wishing you the best in your treatment and recovery. If you need a second opinion or patient consultation, please reach out at 954.567.1332.

  • James Minetti
    James Minetti 10 ай бұрын +5

    Thank you so much for putting this presentation together. I have undergone a C5 - C7 fusion many years ago and this helps me to better understand the possible reason for continued degradation.

  • Brenda Joyce Spinella
    Brenda Joyce Spinella 5 ай бұрын +6

    Dr. Cantor one of the best videos presentations I have seen. As a health care person, I wish our anatomy instructor had the time and knowledge to explain spinal stenosis and the procedures that can be done to correct or bring some degree of care for some patients recovery.
    As a patient with cervical stenosis I am interested in the ultra sonic procedure.
    Dr. Cantor you have given me some thought of following up with the ultra sonic procedure.
    Thank you

    PARACELSO IS ALIVE  Жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks Dr. Cantor. It's like been in a medical school without paying the tuition. What a great teacher!

  • Something clever
    Something clever 2 жыл бұрын +15

    I’m 29 years old and I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis when I was 25 after many years of pain and searching for answers. A year ago I was told I had stenosis throughout my spine, including my neck, but I was never given any explanation of what that means. I’m glad I came across this video.
    Thank you for sharing this information with us Dr. Jefferey Cantor

    • Laura Thomas
      Laura Thomas 2 жыл бұрын

      My husband has Ankylosing Spondylitis too, got it at age 28 the week after having an influenza virus. Now he is 74. He is still walking and using his arms. The more he sits the worse he is. He has to stay active. His spine is one big bone with no discs, no rotational movement. Never went on a biologic.

    • Margaret OConnor
      Margaret OConnor 2 жыл бұрын

      Not sure but saw keto diet can help ankylosing spondylitis. Investigate. Saw in reading somewhere about keto.

    • AcousticGString
      AcousticGString 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Ankylosing Spondylitis is no joke, wow. I'm so sorry. Stenosis and a bit of back issues are nothing compared to A.S. Good Luck to you in the future, I hope you have a good doctor that can be there throughout the journey. Best of luck to you.

    • mt. shyna
      mt. shyna 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Oh man, I’m 27 I just got diagnosed with lumbar spondylitis and mild stenosis in those areas. I’m worried for my future cuz really bad sciatica and osteoporosis runs in my family. :/

  • Laura Williams
    Laura Williams 5 ай бұрын +8

    Great presentation! Thank you very much. I was diagnosed with an osteoarthritis when I was 17, my foramen magnum is misshaped from birth, along with most of my joints. My hip joints were not formed at all. They didn't discover any of this until I was over 3. It took a series of surgeries to construct hip sockets. I walked and was very active throughout my childhood, but was told that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 23. I walked until I dropped. Took the opportunity to defy my doctors at every point, working at ski resorts for 10 years and spending my summers hiking. When I was 26, it became obvious that my days were numbered. Things took a sharp downward dive when I was in a vehicle accident ending with a compression fracture of L5 and twisted L7. Spending six months in a Jewett brace allowed too much muscle loss. Oh, I walked but everything was going down hill fast. I had bi-lateral total hip replacements done at age 32, which allowed me to go back to college and begin a new career. One which was sedentary. Though I did end up with foot drop after my right hip replacement, I recovered most of the use of that leg and foot after about six years of a lot of work toward nerve regeneration. I started to transition into a wheelchair when I was 43, after four attempts to stabilize my left hip with reconstruction surgeries. It was about this time when they discovered the misshaped foramen magnum and diagnosed the stenosis in both my neck and lower spine. The core exercises I was doing for physical therapy to help gain my strength back was causing a lot of inflammation in my neck. The area above and below my lip was going numb, my arms would tingle down to my fingers. I was getting white flashes of light across my vision and sharp pained headaches. They stopped all exercises that involved raising my arms above shoulder height and started limiting my movements.
    They wouldn't do steroid injections, because the cannels had narrowed too much. I have yet to talk to anyone who has really been satisfied with any of the surgeries. I've already had 19 surgeries and the last two were very difficult to recover from. The pain is just too much. Oh, I could take more pain medication however, I don't like the side affects. I retired a couple of years ago, after 20 years of service in higher education at a community college. I'm now 60 and spend my days on a couch. I use a cane to get around my apartment, but need the power chair for anything outside of the apartment. When the weather changes or I do too much - that darn chair dancing or couch dancing in most cases - causing an inflammation flare up.
    Not one of my doctors have ever really explained what all of this is and I've been asking. You have tied up so many lose ends for me and given me a great picture of what has and is happening. Thank you!.

  • Susan Constable
    Susan Constable  Жыл бұрын +6

    He is a great communicator. I have cervical and spinal stenosis which started at age 40. It’s hard to read mri’s so I really appreciate his detailed explanation and graphics.

    • Thomasina Hsu
      Thomasina Hsu  Жыл бұрын

      The spine guy channel is excellent too.

  • Karen Simons
    Karen Simons  Жыл бұрын +6

    Thank you so much for removing the mystery from this spinal issue! Very informative and clearly stated! Loved every moment, and will look for more of your videos!!

  • PhylValen
    PhylValen  Жыл бұрын +7

    As a layperson with many years' Orthopaedic data capturing experience and being absolutely fascinated by the terminology I must tell you I was mesmerized from the first moment to the last! Fascinating and at age 65 this is good to know.

  • Ghulam Dastgeer
    Ghulam Dastgeer 6 күн бұрын +6

    Thank you, excellent explanation of a very complex condition.

  • lisa gaye
    lisa gaye 2 жыл бұрын +11

    This man has a gift for presenting information in an informative yet understandable speed for assimilation by the average person. I wish all of my professors in college had his gifts. Thank you for making a terrifying subject to the average layperson easier to absorb and help clarify their role in their own health❤️🧠

  • Z
    Z 10 ай бұрын +6

    Thank you for explaining this, my former neurologist told me I have Cervical Stenosis and I’d probably would be in a wheelchair within 10 yrs. it’s been 6 yrs since he told me. But he never explained it as well as you did, so thank you.

  • Leslie Tiny house builder wanna be
    Leslie Tiny house builder wanna be 10 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for your explanation. I was a surgical tech for years and the poor patients that had this done were often repeat patients. I hope more surgeons are learning how to use this technique. I’m afraid one day I will be on the table.

  • DynamicUnreal
    DynamicUnreal 7 ай бұрын +12

    First I started having headaches, then eventually noticed my hands were shaking slightly, eventually so did my head and upper body. Then I was hospitalized with symptoms of headaches, dizziness, vertigo, hand tremors, loss of sensation in fingers on right hand, blurry vision in one eye. There was no definitive diagnosis but they speculated maybe a “transient ischemic attack” also known as mini stroke. In the months after that I’ve felt fatigue/difficulty when talking, slight loss of coordination, weakness in my hands, tingly feeling all over body (including the head, neck, arms, legs), facial numbness, uncomfortable swallowing, difficulty chewing, feeling of tightening throat, face pain, eye pain, sudden bouts of the chills even when it’s warm, night sweats. I try to remain hopeful but it’s hard to believe you’re not dying when your body is giving you all this bad “information.”
    My neurologist sent me for a brain MRI first which came back normal, now I’m waiting for approval from the insurance for a cervical MRI. I’m thinking it might actually be the neck, since for the first time a couple of days ago I started experiencing actual PAIN in my neck. Sometimes I feel hopeless and alone, wishing for someone to understand. Out of everything I’ve researched, cervical stenosis seems to fit most with my current symptoms. I’m 35, my kids are small and I don’t want to leave them without a father. Praying for a miracle.

    • Tracy Simon
      Tracy Simon 6 ай бұрын

      @impulse I have moderate stenosis at c2-c3 and c6-c7... I'm beginning to experience all of these symptoms

    • impulse
      impulse 7 ай бұрын +3

      I have the same symptoms your describing and interestingly enough , an mri of my cervical spine found modernade spinal stenosis so perhaps that's the cause of all the symptoms....who knows .

    • Sayusayme🦋
      Sayusayme🦋 7 ай бұрын +3

      Me too, can’t find anything ! Good luck. Scary 😟

  • Kathleen Reynolds
    Kathleen Reynolds 11 ай бұрын +6

    Wow! Super information. So great for those of us just entering the world of stenosis- and I’m sure for those already living with the effects. Thank you.

  • Cindy Mamon
    Cindy Mamon 11 ай бұрын +8

    Fantastic video!! I’m a Nurse, and learned so much valuable info: Thank you so much. Your an excellent Dr; teacher, Surgeon!!

  • Davira's Dark Side
    Davira's Dark Side  2 жыл бұрын +22

    this was brilliant thank you! For yrs I've had a crunching in my neck and now i'm experiencing muscle weakness in my arms and shoulders, numbness in my fingers... time to do some research and get some testing done. All of what Dr. Cantor explained here is what i've been experiencing ... no one was able to tell me until this little video so thanks Doc ☺

    • Albert Elizondo
      Albert Elizondo 2 жыл бұрын

      I just turned 58 and am very active.
      Recently I developed severe tingling and burning sensation in my right arm.
      An MRI revealed cervical stinosis.
      I am horrified of surgery. If it comes to this I would trust Dr. Cantor to perform the plastic procedure.
      I live in Houston. I wonder where he operates from.

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon  2 жыл бұрын +2

      You're so welcome, and thank you for the feedback. I'm glad this was helpful.

  • Artchem
    Artchem 11 ай бұрын +9

    Excellent points on how this " Cervical Stenosis" is treated ! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you Dr Jeff Well Done!

  • Gia Jones
    Gia Jones  Жыл бұрын +5

    Thank you Dr. Cantor. This was a very informative and excellent lecture!

  • bbulliard
    bbulliard 5 ай бұрын +4

    This was such a world class video that explains stenosis so well! You are a very gifted teacher! It is interesting how you explained intrusion to the nerve root and intrusion to the spinal cord. Now when I look at my mri with my doc, I’ll know much better what he is talking about. Moreover I’ll better understand the impact of the stenosis relative to its location. Thank you so much for this video.

  • Eleanor Kyle
    Eleanor Kyle  Жыл бұрын +7

    I was in a car accident 19 years ago. Shattered my T2 against my spinal cord. Had 3 surgeries to repair but the nerve damage from the injury is excruciating pain. He is explaining this better than anyone, but sure scares me! 😢😢

    • Eleanor Kyle
      Eleanor Kyle  Жыл бұрын +1

      That mri looks like mine!

  • Totustuus
    Totustuus  Жыл бұрын +3

    This doc is a good teacher. His visuals and clear explanation is outstanding.
    I hope he can show a video of actual procedure using the ultrasound scalpel.

  • Scott Feeney
    Scott Feeney 2 жыл бұрын +78

    Was diagnosed with CS today after an MRI. Just from the initial part of your explanation of what it is, made great sense and demystified the condition. It made me feel that I’ll be able to have a decent conversation with my doctor when next I see him. Thank you.

    • Scott Feeney
      Scott Feeney  Жыл бұрын +2

      @dixi1951 Jeffrey Cantor can’t help me, but his explanation, which this thread is about, enlightened me in a clinical way, to laypersons eyes, the medic- mechanics of the condition I was diagnosed with. Nerve injury/aggravation manifests differently to most other tissue injuries. Treatment is very much a step based process, line searching on a computer, every step needs to be ‘worded’ correctly to lead you to the next step. My Physio finally acknowledged that her work was of no benefit until the irritated nerve in questioned was calmed. So we stepped back 2 steps, re-consulted my GP and a gained analysed the MRI, designated the most likely nerve nexus causing the symptoms and proceeded with a guided cortisone injection. Not necessarily the path I initially wanted to follow but relief/remedy is a had fought battle with expert soldiers. I’m not sure if your solution/post really contributed to the quite informative discussion thus far. Nerve pain is a bitch, but hey, there more than one way to skin a cat....

    • dixi1951
      dixi1951  Жыл бұрын +1

      Why talk to your doctor ?He has not helped probably cant DO THIS PROCEDURE forget him.

    • Leynia
      Leynia  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Travis Mattingly I can speak ONLY from what I learned about my own CS. The MD explained that tingling and/or numbness result from pressure on the spinal cord, the part of the cord where nerves from the feet connect to the cord. The cord interprets the pressure as a sensation, or an alteration in sensation, from the feet. I am just a lay person, by no means pretending that this is the very best explanation. It is my understanding of the explanation to me.

    • Travis Mattingly
      Travis Mattingly  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Scott Feeney sorry to hear... im 41 and have neck pain pretty severe but not bad enough according to the surgeon guy or whoever he was looked at me...but why do my feet go numb? I dunno

    • Scott Feeney
      Scott Feeney  Жыл бұрын +1

      I’m 64 and this problem manifested itself about August ‘20 whilst working in a landscaping job. Though I’d been told years ago about bone degeneration in my spine, this has been the worst cervical trouble I’ve had. The radiologist who did the injection said there was a fair bit of arthritis in my neck spine from the CT scan he used, my earlier MRI showed the C5/6 area was where CS and the arthritis and a bit of disc disturbance came together.

  • Andrea Studebaker
    Andrea Studebaker  Жыл бұрын +6

    Thank you for this very clear and informative video. I had a laminectomy and fusion from C4 - C7 about 8 years ago. I was in 24/7 pain that was a 9.5 on a scale of 10. My surgeon kept wanting me to wait, wait and wait to have the surgery. Finally, he told me it was necessary to have the surgery and not wait any longer. It ended up being 10 years from diagnosis to surgery. The outcome was excellent. I now have level 2 or 3 pain most of the time, sometimes even less. Everyone involved said I should expect to have worsening above and below the fusion requiring another surgery later (which is why they wanted me to wait as long as possible). So far I'm doing quite well, but my MRIs do show worsening from C2-C4. After seeing this, if another surgery is needed I will know what to ask and what to ask for to take advantage of the new technology. You've done a great service here.

  • Carol Berkebile
    Carol Berkebile  Жыл бұрын +7

    Very informative. I’ve had spinal surgery and I’ve regretted it ever since😟. Thank you for the information😊

  • Clover Girl
    Clover Girl  Жыл бұрын +3

    I’m in love with you! Honestly, you have lead me to actually understand this condition as no other. My sister went progressively downhill, losing the use of her legs and then arms and hands. We were told in was stenosis. It was hard to understand, especially when it affected her voice as well and she lost her ability to speak. I couldn’t come to terms with how something in her spine could affect so many areas. She ended up in a nursing home and died about a month ago after eight months. It was horrible watching her wither away. I was convinced they didn’t diagnose her properly and it caused me much anxiety. After watching your tutorial, I at least have some understanding and it has given me some peace. Thank you so much!

  • Susan MacDonnell
    Susan MacDonnell  Жыл бұрын +6

    Best education I've ever had on spinal issues. I've got what one pain doc told me looks like the spine of an older construction worker.. Stenosis everywhere. Lots of pain chronically, but little loss of function. This video helps me understand why. And helps me know when the point might come that I've got to take the step toward decompression or other procedures. Excellent video

  • Ann Cavanaugh
    Ann Cavanaugh  Жыл бұрын +1

    Actually, anyone with a spine should watch this video! Thank you, Dr. Cantor. I know it took decades of education and practice for you to produce this excellent video!

  • DeMary Julie
    DeMary Julie 2 жыл бұрын +55

    This was a perfect explanation. I was an RN for 20years. I knew the generals but his made things so much clearer.

  • Janice A.. Jones
    Janice A.. Jones  Жыл бұрын +6

    I’m a 30 year Geriatric Nurse Practitioner,it’s different being there but this was very refreshing and up dating information

  • Julie Woodgate
    Julie Woodgate 10 ай бұрын +11

    I have had Stenosis since i was 25 years old,i have 4 back surgeries, to no avail nothing has helped,I'm 54 now and can hardly stan up and have loss feeling in my private areas. The years have been a nightmare,also my 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with Arthritis in her Spine.....it has completely made each day to know my daughter will soon face this....my guilt over rides every emotion I have.

    • Persy sharon
      Persy sharon 2 ай бұрын

      You gave birth with stenosis?coz am also having it am of age 25

  • SIRA
    SIRA 6 ай бұрын +4

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your very easy to understand verbal and visual description of Cervical Stenosis is enlightening! Allowing us to see and hear what causes many physical problems is invaluable. I'm so happy to hear there are new techniques to deal with this. Great video ~ Thank you so much!!

  • Sir Duke USA
    Sir Duke USA  Жыл бұрын +5

    Thank you so much for explaining this. I've been diagnosed with Cervical Stenosis, have been for the past 6 yrs. The pain can be almost intolerable.

  • D Murphy
    D Murphy  Жыл бұрын +3

    Medicine is amazing and ever advancing. Very good explanation of cervical stenosis, it's complications, mechanics and surgical solutions. Very clearly describes all of the above. Thank you Dr. Jeffrey. 👏👏👏🙏

  • Patti Day
    Patti Day 2 жыл бұрын +6

    This is so helpful. My mom has stenosis in two places on her spine from an accident, and the clarity and completeness of doctor's explanation gives me a new appreciation for the symptoms she exhibits.

  • Natividad Nazario
    Natividad Nazario 11 ай бұрын +9

    Excellent teaching for all audiences
    Specially patients.
    Great presentation.

  • Gloria Eppinette
    Gloria Eppinette Ай бұрын +3

    Excellent presentation, doctor. You gave a very methodical and comprehensive understanding of what stenosis is and its effects on the body. Very impressive. Thank you.

  • Joan Mahon
    Joan Mahon  Жыл бұрын +8

    Fabulous presentation, helpful to understand several issues with the Spinal Cord and other structures

  • Julia Dufault McGrath
    Julia Dufault McGrath 11 ай бұрын +12

    I also have Cervical Stenosis. Numbness and pain in hands, fingers, arms. I also have Osteo Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Went to three neurosurgeons after the Neurologist saw the Spinal Cord narrowing from the X-ray. The first two surgeons said I needed surgery right away. The third, told me how risky the surgery was, that I could end up a Quadriplegic and suggested that I wait as long as I can to have the surgery . . . . A lot of pain in my life, and as an Artist, or ANYONE, losing the ability to use your hands/fingers due to the numbness is horrible.

    • Pamela McFadden
      Pamela McFadden 10 ай бұрын

      Take the surgery. I have always had success.

      LEE GALEN 10 ай бұрын

      @Paint your H'Art Out! - Julia's Palette Studio you're welcome. I'm on 120mg per day & it stops about 80% of the pain.

    • Paint your H'Art Out!  - Julia's Palette Studio
      Paint your H'Art Out! - Julia's Palette Studio  10 ай бұрын +1

      @LEE GALEN Thank you for the suggestion. I tried that as I also have Fibromyalgia and tried it for the Chronic Pain from that. I am now on Savella and although it helps for the Fibro, it does not really work for the effects of the Stenosis. I appreciate your suggestion, truly. Thank you.

    • Richard Pauly
      Richard Pauly 10 ай бұрын +1

      Soory that you had to go through the pain

  • Louise Pacheco
    Louise Pacheco  Жыл бұрын +4

    Thanks, Dr. Cantor, you made this a lot easier to understand.

  • José Torres Villachica
    José Torres Villachica 2 жыл бұрын +87

    I’m a general surgeon with a cervical discal hernia. And I feel this explanation the most reliable one I’ve got until today from the Internet

    • AM S
      AM S  Жыл бұрын

      @Darrell Criswell yep I agree

    • Susan Edghill
      Susan Edghill  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Darrell Criswell good advice

    • Jennifer J
      Jennifer J 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Darrell Criswell yes of course they "know" about it because all go through rotations but believe me....a general surgeon would not be doing this kind of surgery

    • Jennifer J
      Jennifer J 2 жыл бұрын

      @Lady you have had some pretty bad luck....keep looking because there are a lot of great ones

    • Jennifer J
      Jennifer J 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Tanya Brown this person is a general surgeon and this dr in the video is a neuro surgeon....completely diff. Things

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B 9 ай бұрын +4

    Incredible video! Thank you so much Dr. Cantor. I suffer from neck and upper back and shoulder and arm pain. You did an excellent job explaining the causes and procedures. Thank you!

  • Kukuli Douce
    Kukuli Douce  Жыл бұрын +4

    Excellent presentation...!!! Clear, precise and highly educational for those of us who are going through this torment of pain and several disabilities...!!! I had a vague knowledge of what ailed me initiallly but not a complete and logical understanding... Now I do and I must thank you Dr. Cantor for the gift... Now I know why my arms hurt... Why I can't cup my hand to hold water, and many other things I have been complaining for years now...
    The most important part of the video, for me and in my opinion, is to know that studies of methods and tools to alleviate the suffering keep going forward and strong... That we can still have hope...

  • Carol Berkebile
    Carol Berkebile  Жыл бұрын +9

    This Dr. knows his business. Sure wish I had him as my Dr. when I had my surgery🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Carol Berkebile
      Carol Berkebile  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Thomasina Hsu - Thank you very much for the “spine guy’s” channel. He seems very knowledgeable. I want to watch it several times.

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne  Жыл бұрын +5

    This was amazing, I’ve never understood my spinal problems and doctors only tell me the basic, need to know stuff but this presentation has made things so clear. Thank you so much. I need to see my doctor as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • HSP
    HSP 6 ай бұрын +8

    I am almost 50 years old and have congenital spinal stenosis in the thoracic vertebrae. As I get older it gets worse and worse. My daughter is now 12 years old and after years of guessing on my part, it turns out she inherited it 100%. She I feel so sorry because I know what I have had to endure all my life and she will probably have to live through it all. We have yet to find a doctor that would or could help us. My uncle has a similar condition, but cervical. He has to wear a neck brace when driving and can no longer do his job as a bricklayer.
    I wish all those affected strong nerves and that they fill "the painless moments" with lively joy. And something else I would like to note; sports like swimming, yoga and Pilates can improve a lot.
    Greetings from Spain (emigrated from Germany)

    • Tiki Martin
      Tiki Martin 6 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you for that heartfelt message coming from Spain.!!

  • Clarissa Grose
    Clarissa Grose  Жыл бұрын +8

    This presentation was EXCELLENT. I know many people who could benefit from knowing what this is and how it works to relieve severe pain. Life is too beautiful and too short to suffer with this condition. Take the initiative to find someone who can provide you with relief!

  • Lora Gunning
    Lora Gunning 2 ай бұрын +7

    I was diagnosed with cervical stenosis in July of 2022 and underwent fusion surgery in mid-October, fusing C-7 to C-6 and C-6 to C-5. My surgeon warned me that future fusion surgeries may be necessary, especially C-5 to C-4, as there is already significant damage in that area and the new fusion will put undue strain on the non-fused spine both above and below the fused areas. My pain levels across the upper left half of my torso and down my left arm to my left hand had rendered me unable to work for almost 2 months, a severe financial hardship for me, but since surgery my pain levels are almost at zero. I have a dull ache at the rear base of my neck, some very slight remaining tingling in my left hand, but am able to work again. Surgery and immediate recovery (first 3-4 days) was pretty rough, but over all, glad I did opted for the treatment. For anyone with a similar diagnosis, research your options diligently, choose your specialist carefully, and, once you feel you can trust your specialist, go with their recommendations. Don't try to second guess your specialist, as Dr. Cantor points out many times in this video, there are MANY variables to be considered when developing treatments options, each very highly individual. What was right for me or anyone else, may not be right for you...

    • Slavisa Vukosavljevic
      Slavisa Vukosavljevic 2 ай бұрын

      Can you send me you MRI, just to compare with mine? You can see mine above.

  • Connor McQuaid
    Connor McQuaid 7 ай бұрын +6

    I turned 23 this past May and I have had tingling sensations for about 4 years or so now. I've always assumed it was anxiety or something psychological but now im not so sure. I have tingling sensations in my traps and neck that go down into by arms and hands. Hopefully pt will help but I am seeing a neurologist in 11 days... If you're reading this wish me luck, thanks!

    • LilStJames
      LilStJames 7 ай бұрын +1

      Good luck hope all is well

  • Ann Duvall White
    Ann Duvall White 10 ай бұрын +5

    Dear Dr. Cantor, This was a great presentation and certainly provided insight as to why I have all the pain and symptoms you reviewed. I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis about 20 years as well as scoliosis. I had both knees replaced but learned after having those surgeries, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I knew I had Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia. I am 77. I had a bad fall last June hitting the back of my head and all parts of my back, etc. I had another one in December falling forward and hitting the front of my head. Both were hard enough to make my Apple Watch contact EMS. I’ve had CT scans done for each event. I have one kidney with the other one surgically removed when I was 29 because of a birth defect.
    I have A-Fib, high BP, fluid retention, sciatic nerve issues. I have a fantastic Cardiologist and he is my primary care physician. He also takes care of my husband. With all my issues and medication I’m on, he felt it wise I should not be seeing other doctors who aren’t as familiar with my history. Also, I have a hole in my heart. Prior to losing a lot of weight it was closed but apparently losing the weight fast made it open again. The risk to fix it did not justify the surgery and the good thing is all the blood is flowing correctly. I’m assuming from your presentation, there is little if nothing that can be done at this point and I understand. I get massages for my Fibromyalgia but not as often as I would like. I had a great chiropractor who retired in 2020. He could correct the sciatic nerve issue quickly but I’ve not found anyone else. I had hoped his son would work out but he actually made me worse but it ended up ok because I finally was able to turn my neck without too much pain. I know it could be worse but I also know these conditions will get worse. Is there anything you can suggest I do that might help. My step son and daughter-in-law both graduated from Hopkins and did their internship and fellowships with Duke. Both of them were Rheumatologist but have retired. Through their connections, I could see someone there if you thought it might do me some good. In advance, thank you for any suggestions you may be able to make. With very best regards, Ann Duvall White

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon  8 ай бұрын

      Thank you for watching the video and sharing your story. If you'd like a second opinion or a patient consultation, please submit your X-Ray, CAT Scan, and MRI Reviews at cantorspinecenter.com/image-review. Once submitted, our expert medical team will review your scans. After our review, our office will contact you to schedule a time to discuss the results via telephone.

  • Althea D'Souza
    Althea D'Souza  Жыл бұрын +4

    Thank you Dr Cantor for your clear explanation along with the visual aids. I found this really helpful.

  • Terri Macsweyn
    Terri Macsweyn 11 ай бұрын +13

    Thank you for sharing your video. I have spinal stenosis and bone spurs and I have also injured the same three discs twice. Since 1994 I have lived with chronic severe pain and some days I cannot walk. I also have arthritis. Your video has helped understand what is happening in my body and causing me so much pain. I thank you so very much for that.

  • A. A.
    A. A. 2 жыл бұрын +8

    Excellent, excellent presentation! It's detailed and easy to follow and understand. Thank you so much, Dr. Cantor!

  • Alan K
    Alan K 5 ай бұрын +4

    Thank you, Doctor. I am up against exactly what you showed and explained and my bones in at least 3 to 4 discs are clamping down onto and around my spinal cord. I'm getting worse it seems like every day and I have the weakness, pain and numbness in my shoulders, back of my head, arms and hands and actually it's effecting my walking, legs and feet. The surgeon wanted to hold off, but it continues to get worse. I'm having extra trouble because I have neuropathy and Lipedema in my legs and feet, poor circulation in my legs and artificial knees and most of all I have Parkinson's Disease and other problems including Addison's disease, which it has its own problems. These problems and my body are going to complicate the surgery for my surgeon, needless to say. He told me he will go into my neck on the front and partially to the side and drill there and drill out the blockages and open the canal up. I think it sounds like the Plasticly reshaping of the canal is what he's going to do with, your explanation on this taping. I live in Denver and going to have the surgery when they can get a clearance from all my other doctors, I take Warfarin and I have to get my INR level down, which takes about 3 to 4 days, and set the surgery up. The surgeon is well known in Denver and works out of Rose Hospital, and I've been through a lot in my life and have almost half of my lower back fused, and the other and more medical problems which I have. These last 20 years for me has been pretty messed up and I'm 69 years old and I have to put my life in the hands of God and Jesus and the surgeon. Thank you again for your presentation and I feel better knowing more about my problem and what I'm going to go through. I've been more nervous and somewhat scared about this more than anything I have gone through before.

  • Cynthia Abada
    Cynthia Abada 5 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for the thorough explanations on this very interesting subject. You are an excellent teacher❤️

  • Tenerife Cats
    Tenerife Cats 11 ай бұрын +7

    I had ACDF many years ago; I had gone through decades of physical therapy and treatments for degenerative disc disease; my neurosurgeon suggested that my symptoms would only get worse; and likely would be irreversible if I continued. The surgery changed my life for the better! I had a level 3 ACDF with plates & screws that I don't even notice; and I almost 2 years of PT after the surgery while the nerves started 'waking up'. The main point is finding a good surgeon and understand that you WILL need to continue your PT afterward to maximize your recovery. (I had alif/xlif of my lumbar about a year after the ACDF because of the same degenerative disease; and would determine that surgery was also a success; but again, good surgeon and follow up PT.)

    • Richard Pauly
      Richard Pauly 10 ай бұрын

      Soory you had to go through the pain

  • 265petsar
    265petsar 11 ай бұрын +8

    Thank you so much, you explained more than my surgeon who decided after two years that I needed neck surgery, being diagnosed with spinal stenosis with myelopathy I was shocked on the day of the surgery when I was asked if I wanted screws attached, he's the surgeon and he was asking me. I said no, hoping it was for the best, because he showed little interest in helping me make the decision. I no longer fall over but still have severe pain constantly from my finger tips to my shoulder bone area. My left hand is like a claw, numb and anything that touches my thumb or finger sends severe electric shocks all the way up to the inside bend in my arm. My right is the same though a bit milder. I can't thank you enough for explaining why my life is so difficult every day, by not being able to dress myself, and having my wife to sit me on the toilet to urinate, now I have a better understanding of my symptoms. I would gladly get on a plane today to see you to have you look at my hands in the hope they could be used again. I wish I had you to carry out the initial neck surgery at the time, so once again thank you so much Dr Cantor ....John (UK).

    • Gloria Mary Haywood
      Gloria Mary Haywood 10 ай бұрын

      Good God! This surgeon has to be the very definition of an incompetent and cold, uncaring doctor!? #OMG. May I ask how long ago you had this surgery? And is it possible to have another skilled surgeon go in and do corrective surgery? Also may I ask your age?
      I am so very sorry that you are left to live your life in this frigging condition.💔 This is just Not Right!!😦😡

  • Lia Kennicott
    Lia Kennicott 11 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for passing on your knowledge, you have no idea how incredible this is to someone like me ❤️

  • NotSoFast100
    NotSoFast100 2 жыл бұрын +195

    I've looked at about 10 videos on cervical spinal cord compression. This was by far the clearest and most useful in explaining the symptoms and treatment options.

    • Camilla Sweden
      Camilla Sweden 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Thank u🙏🏻
      I suffer from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I have 3 disc herniations in the neck C4-c6. Has terrible nerve pain in the arms and still down to the feet. Had to wait 11 months to get c5 operated on with a new disc and rigid operation. I'm still in pain unfortunately. loss of sensation also in arms but mostly left side. I also have loss of sensation halfway across my face. I suffer unbelievably every day. I also have spondylosis and spondylitis L5-s1 and also sciatica lumbago. Disc herniation L4-L5. then I have modic type 2. I have loss of sensation on my legs and in the big toe they dare or refuse to operate on me despite all the pain. I sleep with a diaper every night. Must urinate on routine because I have genital burns in the groin and abdomen. 3 weeks ago I got a back shot again. The doctor does not want to do a new MRI on me and sent me to the physiotherapist again. Should I be worried about my health? I started to get sick at the age of 19 and am 41 years old today
      (I live in Sweden)
      Hugs from a women that can never work agine

    • Barbara Ryan
      Barbara Ryan 2 жыл бұрын +5

      I think this has to be the most informative and scariest explanation I've heard. I was diagnosed with severe cervical stenosis 11 months ago. I talked with my primary who referred me to a surgeon. Now that I know the WORST case scenario, I can deal with being scared about possible surgical treatment. JEEZ. I hate being in the hospital. The food is crap!

    • Mary Painter
      Mary Painter 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Thanks. Wonderful exp.

    • Maura Doyle
      Maura Doyle 2 жыл бұрын +1

      So clear ad informative thanks

    • Vester Broughton
      Vester Broughton 2 жыл бұрын +1

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  • Deborah Wright
    Deborah Wright  Жыл бұрын +4

    Thank you for the simplified explanation with visuals of different conditions. Very nice and well done. Much appreciated.

  • Davey D
    Davey D  Жыл бұрын +5

    Thank you Dr for an excellent description of spinal stenosis.

  • Judi L
    Judi L 2 ай бұрын +6

    You've made me very thankful that I refused a fusion of two levels back in 2008 after a bad fall that damaged my neck. I've been fighting the pain of course but had worried about being able to have the neck mobility for driving. I sure wish you were up in my area but you've given me some good questions to ask my neurosurgeons who will be repairing my lower spine next week. I am so tired of living in pain.

    • Judi L
      Judi L 2 ай бұрын

      @Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon Thank you for your offer. We'll see what spring brings. Because of the coming storm my lower lumbar surgery has been moved to tomorrow morning.

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon  2 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you for watching the video. If you'd like a second opinion or a patient consultation, please submit your X-Ray, CAT Scan, and MRI Reviews at cantorspinecenter.com/image-review. Once submitted, our expert medical team will review your scans. After our review, our office will contact you to schedule a time to discuss the results via telephone.

  • Rose
    Rose  Жыл бұрын +3

    Phenomenal job teaching me about my options. Extremely helpful. Not biased. Objective. Thank you 😊

  • Christina Haynes
    Christina Haynes 5 ай бұрын +4

    Absolutely fantastic presentation. Ultra-sonics are going to give so many people better results.

  • Dan az
    Dan az 2 жыл бұрын +20

    I've talked with doctors and surgeons and you cleared up all my questions. I'm glad that I waited for 50 years and had to get my information on the internet.

    • D James Bey-El
      D James Bey-El 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Many surgeons simply want to cut into you with no clear plan of future rehabilitation! I've refused surgery for years bcuz of this. Best of luck to you... Atleast we now have more information than we once did! No one I've seen has provided a more concise explanation & probable side-effects from these procedures than this video.

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  • Teresa T
    Teresa T  Жыл бұрын +2

    Excellent thorough explanation!
    This was pretty much a refresher to me after I did much of my own investigating of medical terms and diagnosis after I was injured on the job and read my medical notes.
    I would've definitely been a patient of yours, for sure, had this technique been available years ago.
    I so wish I had this info and the option of the new minimal evasive "ultrasonic" technique to correct spine issues in 2013 & 2015, when I had an ACDF (C4-C6) & PCDF/laminectomy (C3-C7). I highly recommend to NOT go the old way, as I had to, unfortunately. I'd give anything to reverse those surgeries and have the newest method used to give me my life back without the pain pump, anti-inflammatory pills and chronic pain I live with these days.

  • Kathleen Barclay
    Kathleen Barclay 7 ай бұрын +5

    Great explanation of helping me understand cervical stenosis which I have recently been diagnosed.

  • Robert Shaver
    Robert Shaver  Жыл бұрын +5

    Thank you. Very informative. Objective. You helped me understand the problem and lowered my anxiety. Well done. Your patients are lucky to have access to you.

  • Susie Carrillo
    Susie Carrillo 11 ай бұрын +9

    This really makes me cry, I've been physically abused most of my life, ever since childhood. Have had so many concussions. I'm now 54, have been struggling to walk these past few months. I have severe spinal stenosis in 2 parts of my back 😭. Thank you for sharing this information

    • Susie Carrillo
      Susie Carrillo 10 ай бұрын

      @Joanna Burgess so sorry you are suffering as well. I hope you get some comfort from resting and meds

    • Joanna Burgess
      Joanna Burgess 10 ай бұрын +1

      God bless you! I know your pain, I was abused as a child. I know now that I had several concussions during those years. But also had nine fractures in my lumbar region and one in my neck. I now have narrowing of spinal cord I am dealing with pain, stiff, diminished mobility.

    • Susie Carrillo
      Susie Carrillo 11 ай бұрын +1

      wendy pearson thank you for your kind words. I've been by myself for almost 6 years now. Best decision I've ever made. I thought I couldn't do it, I was scared, but after the first couple of years I've mentally and emotionally really started healing. Especially now I'm back with God in my life. Take care as well.
      By the way, my baby sister lives in Canada, it'd be funny if you knew her♥️

  • Germaine Boatwala -Sidhva
    Germaine Boatwala -Sidhva 4 ай бұрын +11

    This video came up as an advert break while watching something else on KZclip. I normally fwd ads, but this one got my full attention! I left the original programme and listened with attention! Amazing! Everyone should get this education! Thanks Dr.

    • Mary Hall
      Mary Hall 3 ай бұрын

      Yes, l did the same. Very fascinating the move away from the frankencare and more gentile measures around the cervicle spine sections. Gives me hope to hear those measurements in your diagrams as well so l can really track my results with all 3 of my specialists since 2013(arachnoid cyst), 2017(concussion), and finally 2021(C3/C4 slipped retrotheliosis vertebrae, with facet spurring into canal, no disc herniation even though streched between these 2 verts. Unknown when slipping occurred- anywhere from age 3-today. Osteoarthritis in C1/C2 as well. My AC increases CSF and adds pressure at occipital nerve areas, clicks and zaps when eyes are over tired. Also, tinnitus. I meet in 2 wks with Neurologist for first review of my 2121 MRI reveal of the verts. I appreciate that you explain the information of the weakness of the limbs, pins and needles, and other symptoms. Thank you very much for your graphics. If you have experience of of retrotheliosis or details of it from other experience, l would love to see that demonstrated here.

  • Abdo Bouchareb
    Abdo Bouchareb 2 жыл бұрын +135

    This's by far the most informative well detailed video I've ever seen so far explaining the cervical spine nature and it's problems.

  • Fd Gd
    Fd Gd  Жыл бұрын +4

    I appreciate your knowledge and your teachings. I have this problem and I'm going to do something about it. Educating myself is the key to success.

  • Lindsay McPupps
    Lindsay McPupps  Жыл бұрын +9

    Fantastic explanation. I had an MRI scan last week, get results next week, but already have an appt with cervical surgeon, so I know there's something wrong.
    Thank goodness for our NHS here in England

    • Lindsay McPupps
      Lindsay McPupps  Жыл бұрын

      @Tina Jones I hope you get the help you need. My arm doesn't go numb, I just get burning, stabbing, cutting sensations down it, and into hand X

    • Tina Jones
      Tina Jones  Жыл бұрын +1

      Thank you for your explanation Dr best one I have had , feel I have to do my own research ,

    • Tina Jones
      Tina Jones  Жыл бұрын +1

      I'm 65 in January and so upset this has happened I had a accident at work I hit my head and neck ....

    • Tina Jones
      Tina Jones  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Lindsay McPupps my right arm and right hand goes numb sometimes I have decide not to have op.... but I'm seeing another consultant on Thursday xx

    • Lindsay McPupps
      Lindsay McPupps  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Tina Jones sorry to hear that. Are they operating ??
      I get my results on Tuesday, but I also received a letter to see surgeon on 5th Jan, so I'm expecting something similar. My left arm constantly tingles,and hurts. During the summer, I couldn't sleep. What are your symptoms ?? X

  • Annie Alkins
    Annie Alkins  Жыл бұрын +3

    Very informative and detailed. Thank you for your care and knowledge. Hope for more physicians to be more like you.
    God bless you!

  • frogprincessss
    frogprincessss 7 ай бұрын +3

    Great video. Your patients are lucky to have you :) Love how passionate you are with what you do.

  • Patricia Solick
    Patricia Solick 11 ай бұрын +2

    Very informative. I had cervical fusion surgery of multiple vertebrae (either 3 or 4) several years ago. My primary symptom was numbness in my hands. Since I already had some permanent hand numbness from carpal tunnel I didn’t notice the progression initially. I was one of those given the car accident scenario and was fortunate enough to have an excellent neurosurgeon. While the surgery was explained this gave me more insight. Fortunately I haven’t needed additional spinal surgery.

  • hairyscotman
    hairyscotman 2 жыл бұрын +40

    this was brilliantly done....very well-stated and easily understood...

  • Erin M
    Erin M  Жыл бұрын +2

    Dr. Cantor, thank you so very much for this informative video! I love your teaching style! I am a 55 yr old female who has been having rt shoulder\arm pain with neck stiffness and soreness (but nothing like the pins and needles and pain through my arm. I just had an MRI yesterday. Diffuse disc bulge, right predominance abuts and flattens the ventral cord. Severe rt neural foraminal stenosis at C5-C6. C6-C7 leftward posterior disc herniation with left foraminal stenosis. Your video has helped me understand what is going on in my body. This has lessened my fear but I am hoping that my doctor will explain as well as you have and give me options. Thank you so, so much!

  • Vinnie
    Vinnie 11 күн бұрын +4

    Wow! You broke this down for the average person to understand their conditions and options. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!❤ Leaving my VA Quack for private evaluation and care!!!

    • Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon
      Jeffrey Cantor, MD, Board Certified Spine Surgeon  10 күн бұрын +1

      I am glad you liked the video. If you'd like a second opinion or a patient consultation, please submit your X-Ray, CAT Scan, and MRI Reviews at cantorspinecenter.com/image-review. Once submitted, our expert medical team will review your scans. After our review, our office will contact you to schedule a time to discuss the results via telephone.

  • Rosa Carolina Stutzman
    Rosa Carolina Stutzman 3 ай бұрын +5

    I’ve been with this problem for almost 4 years and finally thanks to the lord workers comp insurance approved my surgery, today I received the letter to letting me know that the surgery is finally approved I got tears of happiness to know that I’m going to have my surgery I hope to get the solution to my problem nobody knows for all pain I’ve been going through and I hope to feel better after my surgery and be normal again 😢. I hope god is there with me the day of the surgery and with the doctor to help me to heal 🙏🏼.

    • John Valdivia
      John Valdivia Ай бұрын +1

      I hope you are good now..any updates you want to share