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Dr. Donald Corenman is one of a handful of individuals that are both an MD and doctor of chiropractic (DC). His practice with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO serves the Vail Denver area and patients traveling from the US and abroad seeking resolution for chronic back pain and failed surgical treatment.
Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC ( | 970-479-5895) is a Colorado spine surgeon practicing in Vail, CO at the prestigious Steadman Spine Clinic. He has extensive experience in diagnosing all conditions of the spine and uses state-of-the-art technologies and advanced surgical techniques to treat patients with disorders, injuries and degenerative conditions associated with the spine.
As one of the most reputable Colorado spine surgeons, Dr. Corenman is very passionate about educating fellow colleagues and patients about specific neck, back and spine-related conditions and the treatment options that are available. You can learn more about Dr. Corenman, his practice, the spine conditions he treats and review his vast library of resources including neck pain treatment by visiting his website at
Dr. Corenman is a Colorado spine surgeon and expert and is skilled in all conditions relating to the cervical spine. He created this video “Understanding an MRI of Cervical Nerve Compression” to help primary care physicians or specialists, such as a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist, to learn how to read these specific MRIs.
Understanding an MRI of cervical nerve compression that may ultimately cause neck pain becomes crucial because just because there might be a compressed nerve, doesn’t necessarily mean there will be symptoms. This is why the patient physical examination is so important.
Within the cervical spine, the foramen (or holes the nerves exit from) take some time to visualize and understand what is normal and what is narrowed or compressed. The uncovertebral joint can enlarge by bone spur formation and can compress the nerve. A disc herniation can also compress the nerve and that has a different appearance from the uncovertebral joint spur. (Please see the video Cervical Foraminal Stenosis for an explanation of the spur and what it looks like in an anatomic model). Understanding an MRI of cervical nerve compression will help accurately diagnose the condition at hand.
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