... full and productive life if you attend to it now. My arthritis started in my teens but doctors were not equipped back then ,but you got a lot of things available to you now. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. CK was 85 (normal). MRI was of my brain and neck. Brain was normal. Neck results were:
C3-C4: Right paracentral disc osteophyte complex indents the thecal
sac without significant spinal canal or neuroforaminal narrowing.
C5-C6: Central disc osteophyte complex without significant
neuroforaminal or spinal canal narrowing. (14 replies)
... Thank you for the reply! Here are my MRI results:
C5-C6: Posterior disc osteophyte complex. Moderate left foraminal stenosis.
Everything else in the MRI was fine. Sorry if my post was confusing. I could write 10 times as much as I did, but didn't want to overdo it. I am seeing an ortho spine surgeon (follow-up in two days, last appt was the initial diagnosis after the... (9 replies)
... C6, which I guess is what indicates arthritis to be the cause of my pain. ... (9 replies)
... So I received my results from my cervical MRI. I have a posterior disc osteophyte complex on my c5-c6. Mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis. Mild right-sided neuroforaminal stenosis.
C6-C7 Large left posterolateral disc osteophyte complex. This flattens the thecal sac and indents the spinal cord. Moderate spinal canal stenosis. Severe left sided neuroforaminal... (8 replies)
... Hi All
I'm new to this forum and I, too, have arthritis in my neck (the X-ray says marked changes C5-C6 and C6-C7). I also get clicking, grinding and crunching in my neck all the time. Both my hands used to go tingly and numb but it has been put down to carpal tunnel syndrome and I have just had surgery on both hands. I find that I get a pain from the base of my skull... (15 replies)
... C6. He also said he sees some white on my bones which suggests arthritis but that it doesnt look tooo bad. ... (2 replies)
... Hi !...I too have DDD . I was first diagnosed after I had neck surgery from a ruptured disc at c5-c6 from a drunk driver hit and run. I ended up with titanium and screws in my neck as well as a bone graft taken from my hip. The wreck was in 2001 when I was 37. .. My neck has steadily gotten worse with the other discs . Ive had PT, injections, TENS,massages, steroids shots... (5 replies)
... Hello Mandy :wave:
I also have arthritis in the neck with problems at C5/C6/C7. I started out with x-rays about 4 years ago, since then have had 2 MRI scans the result for the second I will be getting from my neurosurgeon on Jan 13th. I have some stenosis. I also get bouts of dizziness, and really bad headaches at times, which usually come from the nerve in the left... (7 replies)
... Hello, I am new to the board. I am a 40 year old, married Mom of 6. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis is 2010...I have an elevated sed rate, elevated crp and anti ccp was positive. I am also chronically anemic. ... (23 replies)
... I'm so glad you found a new doc who cares and the Mayo spine doc sounds good.
So let me explain what the MRI says about your neck. As you probably know(but I'll explain for anyone else reading this)the spinal cord comes down through the back part of the vertebrae....disks are in the front but the backside of the disk is snug up against the spinal canal. So if that disk... (8 replies)
... And the reason why is that 2 major arteries to your brain go up through the bones of C6 up to C1 and then into the back of your brain. One bad move and your brain is toast. ... (16 replies)
... th no significant stenosis..I also have high readings for c.r.p and sed rate.But rheumy tthinks its unlikely i have ra, althought he has said i have seronegetive arthritis .I also have severe lumber pain ,thumb pain ,knee and foot pain and siatica in both sides of my bottom.My blood platlets were quite high also. ... (6 replies)
... Both C3 and 4 were displaced backwards over C5 and C5 was forward of C6. C6 was backwards to C7 and C7 was forward to T1. But they were stable. ... (2 replies)
... I also been told I have arthritis in the neck and I have bulging disc c5-6, c6-7 its been almost a year now and I hurt every day. When I bend over to do some work/etc. and then stand back up straight I have this really bad shooting pain that goes through out my head. Then later on that night I really hurt bad. Does any body else have this when bending over??? (15 replies)
... Tricia and Thomasinaa, thanks for responding to me. Tricia, I think it would be smart to talk to the chiro again for an opinion. It is my understanding that sometimes there could be a tear or something that starts the degenerative process.......bear with my language......I am sure there is a better way to describe it. :cool: Anyway, when I had the accident that caused the... (8 replies)
... I have pins and needles in both arms and hands at night
I have OA (spondylosis) pretty generalized but in my neck and the pins and needles follow a nerve path ie either my 4th and 5th fingers (can happen either arm and hand or the thumb either side
It is all to do with pressure on the nerve when i lie down. Mine must be pressure on C5/6 & C6/7 My GP says there is nothing... (6 replies)
... progressing with OA since I was 36, and have it all over too. What really messes me up on top of this is fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. It makes the arthritis hurt so much more when they flare together! I too have stenosis, nerve impingement, and degenerative disc disease with bulging discs. ... (18 replies)
... Thanks so much! I've been shuffled around so much. GP sent me to NS after I complained of tingling in hands and feet. My MRI report said:
At the C5-6 level there is a left foraminal disc herniation causing left neural foraminal stenosis. At C6-7 level there is a small disk bulge.
He saw it and said "the report says there is no stenosis (which he later retracted), and the... (2 replies)
... This is a copy of my MRI report. My primary doctor said that according to the report I am suffering from a mild form of arthritis that is causing the stiff neck, etc. ... (1 replies)