MRI Of Patient With Numbness in Arm

If you have had a spinal injury and nothing seems to be helping, you should give spinal traction a try.

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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here, the Vancouver chiropractor.

I want to share with you a recent case that presented to our office.

A head injury following a sledding accident and she was experiencing headaches, arm numbness and loss of sensation in her arm. We got a copy of her MRI here.

So, this is the spinal cord, right through here this white stuff is the cerebral spinal fluid, these are the vertebra, this is the second bone in the neck, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh. We’re really going to focus our attention right here between the c4 and c5 vertebra, between 6 & 7 there’s also some slight disc bulging but this is the main culprit right here.

You can see there’s a darkening of the signal that’s going into the canal where the spinal cord is. With this patient, we’re going to focus using a spinal traction on this segment right through here. The end goal is we’re going to get laser-focused on putting traction into these surrounding soft tissues, the disc so that we can decompress any nerve roots that are irritated and any cord compression you’re seeing. So the end goal here is to help reduce that pressure that’s being put on surrounding nerve structures.

She’s had multiple medication uses she’s even tried traditional chiropractic, cold laser therapy and she’s not seeing great relief of that. So she presented to us with this and we’re definitely going to lay out a game plan for her to help reduce the tension and pressure on the nerves.

If you’re suffering, you’ve had an MRI, you’re not getting anywhere, it’s been a long time and nobody’s helping you we’d be happy to schedule your consultation in our office (360) 260-6903.