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Hi all,
I read the posts here all the time,but have never posted anything..so here goes.
I am 43 with fibro,hbp,diabetes,Itp and lumbar and cervical pain. I am having alot of numbness and tingling in my hands...right side is worse along with right foot goes numb also. I had a MRI done recently and this is what the MRI
said:
[B] Multilevel degenerative disc disease as described. At the level of C3-C4 there is central/ right paracentral bony bar ridge resulting in moderate right lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing and mild central canal stenosis.
At the level of C4-C5, there is left posterior disc herniation,left paracentral bony bar ridge and left uncinate hypertrophy resulting in moderate to severe left lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing and moderate central canal stenosis. Mild right paracentral bony bar ridge with resulting mild right lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing. At level C5-C6, there is diffuse bony bar ridge resulting in moderate right lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing and mild left lateral recess narrowing without significant central canal stenosis.
Impression: Multilevel degenerative disc disease as described, most pronounced at the level of C4-C5 with left posterior disc herniation, left paracentral bony bar ridge and left uncinate hypertrophy. These degenerative changes result in moderate to severe left lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing and moderate canal stenosis at this level.[/B]

I recently knocked the back of my head getting into bed and my neck made its usual cracking noise, but immediately my hands went numb and I had an instant headace and my eye began to twitch. The headache and twitch only lasted for about 60 seconds but the numbness lasted about 15 minutes. I am not sure if this is related to cervical problem or not.
I saw a Neurosurgeon last month that basically did not want to deal with me, he said cant help no nerve damage. I saw another NS today, he is retired from surgery just does consults and diagnosis. He basically said that my problems have to do with the fact that I need my mind, body and soul to be fixed. He did not believe in Fibro. And for my cervical problems, he said basically he would not do surgery, it would do more damage than good and that I am basically stuck this way, unless of course I fix the mind,body and soul :dizzy: . As I was getting ready to leave, he came back in the room and says that he forgot to tell me that if my hands do become numb and I have weakness, etc....(which I told him I had when we were first talking ),then I need to be re-evaluated by a NS for surgery. He came back in to cover his butt! Was he a looney or what?

Sorry for the long post, but I am so flustered I want to just sit and cry. Anyone out there that can tell me what the MRI is saying and what I should do or what I need?
Thanks to all-Blessings to you.
T





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