... Was it C2-C4 or C3-C4? They usually do it by pairs of vertebra, I'll assume it's C3-C4.
C3-C4 - The disk between these two vertebra is popping out and pushing into the space for the spinal cord. In addition you have arthritic bone spurs developing on the vertebrae where they meet to form an exit for the nerve roots. These things are pushing into the spinal canal as well.... (1 replies)
... o opting for surgery. Does the fact that I quite possibly have myelomalacia increase the argument for having surgery, even though my stenosis is "only" down to 7 mm? ... (13 replies)
... I've seen a lot of people post MRI results that rate their cervical spinal stenosis as severe or mild. I've searched the internet to try to find a chart that help distinguish severe and mild but cannot. ... (1 replies)
... I just had a 4 level cervical fusion with bone implants and Titanium plate a month ago. I really didn't have too many symptoms of numbness in the legs, hands or fingers but was having neck pain (felt like tension headache) and numbness in my left shoulder and was feeling weak or sick. I figured it was a bum shoulder from an old football injury. I was kind of right, it was an... (24 replies)
... Also, I'm wondering if there is any danger of paralysis with the spinal cord flattened to 7mm and if there are things I should avoid. I love to horseback ride but have really curtailed it. ... (24 replies)
... Your big problem is at C5-6 where your spinal cord is compressed to 7mm. Anything under 10mm is abnormal and will eventually need surgery to remove the disk and restore the cord to normal size.
Cord compression causes numbness and loss of function anywhere the cord is feeling the compression. The pressure is transferred inward so it may not show up in the C5-6 nerve area... (24 replies)
... herniation severely narrows the central canal to 7mm with flattening of the cervical cord. Uncovertebral spur and disc bulge cause moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. ... (24 replies)
... Is the stenosis serious enough for surgery? ... (13 replies)
... C6 A LARGE DIFFUSE POSTERIOR DISC OSTEOPHYTE COMPLEX RESULTING IN NARROWING OF THE SPINAL CANAL WHICH MEASURES 7MM IN AP DIMENISION AND MILD TO MODERATE CORD COMPRESSION. ... (3 replies)
... stenosis with 7mm herniation. ... (23 replies)
... steophyte complex with a central disk protrusion. The disk protrusion contacts and moderately indents the ventral aspect of the cord, narrowing the thecal ac to 7mm in AP dimension. ... (19 replies)
... << C5-C6 Diffuse disc bulge central disc protrusion with effacement of the anterior aspect of the cord and residual AP diameter of the canal of 7 mm. >>
The C5-6 disk is bulging backward into the spinal canal. It has effaced (pushed away) the cerebrospinal fluid on the anterior (front side) of the spinal cord. The canal has been narrowed to an AP(front-to-back) diameter of... (1 replies)
... e he uses. I'm 43 female I was In a car accident 18 years ago that is how I got the herniated discs. MRI also said I have congenital narrowing to 7mm. Along with stenosis and the forminal something or ruther. Oh and bone spurs. Some of those medical terms may mean the same things. ... (7 replies)
... disc osteophyte complex which is asymmetric to the left. This effaces the left lateral recess. Central canal is narrowed to 7mm representing moderate spinal stenosis. ... (27 replies)
... Thanks for your reply and explaining what the abbreviated terms mean. I also have problems in my lumbar spine. L5 pars defect. Spondylolithesis with slippage of 7mm. l also have advanced degenerative disc disease and severe spinal stenosis. will dig out the MRI and post the exact findings later (9 replies)
... S1 grade 2 anterolisthesis and advanced degenerative disc disease causing bilateral neutral foraminal stenosis compressing the L5 nerve roots left more than right. ... (8 replies)
... the time. I notice on the top of the MRI it said I have spinal stenosis and low lying tonsils too? ... (5 replies)
... Hi I'm a new poster and I'm hoping someone may be able to help. I've recently been diagnosed with Chiari Malformation Type 1 after having a full brain MRI Scan and will soon see a Neurosurgeon which is good. I do have most, if not all, of the symptoms that that come with this diagnosis.
I was also sent for a two in one spinal MRI of the Cervical and Lumbar spines, which... (3 replies)
... So in the end you would feel confident that I have spinal stenosis and some cord compression? ... (13 replies)
... s report in front of me. I am used to reading MRIs but I'm not sure what all this means, "deformity" and "AP dimensions" and "narrowing." There is no mention of stenosis or cord compression, but if I don't have that, what does narrowing and "impression on the ventral cord" mean? ... (13 replies)