Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings

neck MRI. can u spot the abnormality in the spinal cord? clue: it looks white whereas the rest of the cord is black. know what happened?

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2151 days ago

neck MRI. can u spot the abnormality in the spinal cord? clue: it looks white whereas the rest of the cord is black. know what happened?

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hotrod_heidi 2130 days ago

Lucky for that guy....my husband was not as lucky. C5 SCI - C6/C7 function but now we think there is tethering. Trying to get in with Dr. Rodts.

IslandLady4 2137 days ago

Damaged discs pressing on the spinal cord causing nerve damage, I have c 4, c 5, c 6, c 7, multi level degenerative disc disease, still being treated for pain over 4 years now, the pain is driving me crazy.

GOOSEMASTER09 2137 days ago

SPINAL CORD HERNIATION. IS THAT A WOUND TRACK THROUGH THE CONECTIVE TISSUE? GUNSHOT WOUND PERHAPS?

Lorrcamp 2144 days ago

Kicked by a horse????

hrishikeshtwitt 2145 days ago

T2W sag section of the cervical spine showes cord swelling and hyperintensity at C3-4 level. There seems to be a C3-4 disc bulge with no reduction in the disc space. There is soft tissue widening in the prevertebral space from C2 to C5. Trauma is a likel

AMcKBrown 2147 days ago

looks like myelomalacia

ylp79 2147 days ago

I agree the medical science content is very interesting. Biology was always my favorite science course while completing my Bachelor Degree.Since I graduated, I guess I missed my call to be a doctor in med school.

abrahammm 2148 days ago

That looks pretty terrible. Thanks for posting this. It is very interesting.

SisterLyn50 2149 days ago

I am not sure what that means, but I know that I had X-rays taken once agt my chiropractor's office. And, the very top of my spinal chord where it attaches from my neck up to my head is crooked or appears crooked...whereas nornally a spinal chord is strai

WriterWeegs 2149 days ago

United Healthcare put 1-yr rider on policy so spine cannot be properly looked at til Jan 30. Dr., pls, pls help get rid of pre-existing conditions. I am in pain. So many in pain.

WriterWeegs 2149 days ago

I feel for you, theteslas! I fell down 5 stairs over Thanksgiving. Prob with facet joints, they tell me, daily pain.

WriterWeegs 2149 days ago

I feel for you, theteslas! I fell down 5 stairs over Thanksgiving. Prob with facet joints, they tell me, daily pain.

asuedew 2149 days ago

I see the white ereas, is it a chip out of the spinal cord?

marilinda1209 2149 days ago

thanks for this, very interesting!

stupiddaddy 2149 days ago

What is more important is what are the physical symptoms?
Also a bulging disk at 5-6. Did you fuse him from front and back?

JohnLego 2150 days ago

Looks like a bad C3 squash. Is the new treatment to halt apotosis by cutting back ATP toxicity in clinical use yet?

beccavanhorn 2150 days ago

Is that what "spinal shock" looks like on MRI?

theteslas 2150 days ago

My brother was Allen Collins of Skynyrd. I have spinal cord impingement from 5 auto accidents. He was paraplegic from his auto accident although he survived plane crash. Can you read my MRI? Is laser surgery indicated. I am in constant pain.

MrBranford 2150 days ago

Could it be a tear in the annulus fibrosis ligament?

BBrosMarty 2150 days ago

THX for posting the SCI content... please check out quadriplegic painter Jared Dunten (http://jdunten.com/) and our Will Walk art project (PDF on homepage).