I've just been informed that I have two more discs in my spine that need intervention. I'm still healing from a third cervical surgery and now am looking at the lumbar-sacral area. Since I've already had 3 spine surgeries, you can imagine that I'm not too keen on rushing into this. I've had four levels done in my neck with two anterior approaches. These failed to fuse... (0 replies)
... Anterior spondylotic protrusion at the mid and lower thoracic disc levels. ... (2 replies)
... C5 has broad based spondylotic protrusion that effaces the cord on the right, and causes bilateral stenosis. ... (3 replies)
... osteophyte complex that results in biforaminal stenosis, right greater than left. Centrally, the spondylotic protrusion mildly effaces the ventral cervical cord, primarily on the right. ... (4 replies)
... My MRI also states something about protrusion into the thecal sac? ... (3 replies)
... based posterior protrusion with spondylotic component being evident, effacing the anterior aspect of the thecal sac. Central canal remains patent. Mild bilateral neural foriminal stenosis is evident. ... (1 replies)
... Hi again,
I am becoming so discouraged at all the doctors Ive been too. I am used to much better personalized care but am new to the area which is over crowded with people because of jobs but not set up with enough health professionals to handle it.
I went over my records and saw that my original admitting complaint was bladder infection and L R adominal pain. After that... (5 replies)
... C7 spondylotic changes associated with bilateral neural foromina narrowing. ... (2 replies)
... A sponylolisthesis is the 5th lumbar vertebrae slidiing forward on the sacrum. Many folks have this usually congenital condition and never have pain. Years ago lumbar corsetts were given and some recovered well if they wore it for some time. I think there are 5 grades from minimal to almost slipping off. Fusion of the L/5 and sacrum is probably the most successful of lumbar... (94 replies)
... I think you need to insist that this is explained to you. The doctor works for YOU, not the other way around and he owes it to you to make sure you understand what is going on. If they won't, then I would urge you to find a different doctor who will. Make sure to take all your films with you if you are made to go that route.
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... what is Disc bulge with a superimposed spondylotic central disc protrusion? ... (1 replies)
... I had a Laminectomy on June 1, 2010 and it just doesn't feel right. My doctors wont explain. Can someone please help explain my MRI to me. It has been four months and my pain still averages at about an 8. Someone please help!
History: Low back pain. Status post lumbar spine surgery at L4-L5.
Technique: Multiplanar, multisequence MRI of the lumbar spine, without and ... (2 replies)
... I’d like to apologize in advance for this long-winded post….but I’m asking for input so I might as well give you all the info, right? here goes….
About two years ago I began having a dull nagging pain deep in my right butt cheek/lower back. I figured I was sleeping funny or the mattress was going bad. It would better some days, worse others. after a few months, when I... (94 replies)
... >>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi tatsu. Basically, you have a disc protrusion at the C5-6 level; however, it is not causing any problems. No nerves being pinched, no evidence of any problems. As to getting it back to normal, I doubt that is possible, tho others may have some suggestions on that. I think the only thing you can do is just be careful of activities in which your neck could be... (2 replies)
... mild degenerative spondylotic changes of the vertebral bodies. ... (2 replies)
... My MRI reads as follows. Mild to moderate spondylotic changes are present within the cervical spine. ... (0 replies)
... or protrusion is present. ... (1 replies)
... Mild disc bulging associated with mild left foraminal disc protrusion is seen at the l5 s1 level. There is resultant left sided neural foraminal impingement. There is no sign of paravertebral soft tissue mass. ... (5 replies)
... Moderate diffuse posterior and more focal left paramedian disc protrusion flattens adjacent thecal sac but doesn't result in canal stenosis. There is some narrowing of the superior left L5 lateral recess. ... (2 replies)