... re pronounced and some of the cascading events are occurring. This bulging is more noticeable on the right side and the adjoining joint is showing some signs of arthritis and is enlarging, a bit on both sides, but more so on the right. ... (1 replies)
... of aging, and in humans this aging process begins in our late 20s, it can set off what amounts to a cascade of changes. Often the facet joints develop a bit of arthritis and begin to enlarge. ... (2 replies)
... I see a neurosurgeon soon, but wanted to know if anyone had a similar DX and how you felt after surgery? I go from hopeful for a cure for this chronic pain to terrified of having spinal neck surgery! That I might be worse off.
I don't really understand much about the MRI findings. Does this mean the spinal cord is involved?
here is what the MRI showed:
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... numbness. Physical therapy is finally starting to help. My doctor ordered an MRI, called me with the result, and said it is not a herniated disc but instead is arthritis with "mild" nerve impingement. ... (1 replies)
I had disk degeneration from C4-C7. I went on for 5 nightmare years trying EVERY possible thing and nothing worked for me. I must have done PT 10 times. I also had numbness in my hands that they couldnt figure out if it was from the nck stuff or carpal tunnel (oh boy, dont get me started on that). The neurologist was clueless. I finally had C5-C7 spinal fusion (and spur... (9 replies)
... Hello all,
Thank you for the encouragement and insight regarding my health status. I met with my Dr. last night and he went over the MRI results with me. He was happy to see that there are no ruptured disks, spinal stenosis or extrusions goining on anywhere.
However at C3-C4 I have a small central disc protrusion with compression of the Thecal Sac
Also at C4-C5 I... (9 replies)
I have degenerative disk arthritis C3 - C7. the numbness and tingling attached to this condition was a warning sign for me and your doc may well get it under control for you as it seems you've caught it early. The numbness and tinging is normally attached to a trapped nerve so stay away from chiropractors. Sometimes manipulation from a sports therapist can help.... (9 replies)
... In recovery, Dr. Kim said, "wow it was bad in there, lots of arthritis and bone spurs to remove to decompress the nerve". I wouldn't say he's the warmest guy, lol, but based on how I'm feeling, he's good by me. ... (3 replies)
First time poster here. Had the acdf done on the 16th. I've lost most of the use of my left fingers/grip. Slammed me on Nov 25th last year. Got hit w/the pain once before about 6.5 yrs ago and was floored for hours w/pain. The pain subsided and I was left w/some numbness on the pinky side of my left palm. Chiro guy said I had bone spurs and arthritis. Me being... (1 replies)
... I have disk degeneration and arthritis causing my problems along with an unknown inflammatory issue. ... (5 replies)
... Join Date: Oct 2013
Scooter Bert HB User
Post Re: C5/6 & C6/7 discecotomy and fusion
your story mirrors my experienceI have been treated for Arthritis for at least 15 years many things have happned it was not untill just over a year ago I complained about tingling in my fingers things changed I had an operation on my spine via... (16 replies)
... Hi Biddlebob
your story mirrors my experienceI have been treated for Arthritis for at least 15 years many things have happned it was not untill just over a year ago I complained about tingling in my fingers things changed I had an operation on my spine via my neck on C5-6,C6-7 Anterior cervical discotomy and fusion what I was told was it involved inserting cages to contain... (16 replies)
... i am so sorry for what you are going thru. i have cervical arthritis and i know where youre coming from. i had 2 operations already.my neck is so stiff they couldnt get the tube down and there was bleeding in my lungs for 2 days. ... (4 replies)
... May I suggest you see a neurologist. I have relapsing/remitting multiple scelerosis (11 years) and your symptoms are very similar to mine. (16 replies)
... ed Dec 2010, it progressed to my legs and feet July 2011. Unfortunately for me the NHS failed to find what was wrong with me until August 2012, I was treated for Arthritis for about a year. So not Ideal. ... (16 replies)
... DDD at any one level of the spine is insignificant....just means you have some arthritis of aging showing up and everyone gets it with age. ... (10 replies)
... dy's way of saying something is wrong. Yet, I know that I need to keep moving, eat healthy, etc. My primary care doctor emailed me after my MRI and said you have arthritis and nothing should cause an increase in pain. I'm frustrated that my doctor doesn't want to sit down and discuss it with me. ... (21 replies)
... I'm 48, fit, active, healthy, thin, tall, etc. I've had both knees replaced, arthritis in my L ankle...2 surgeries on that and now the L spine issues and the C spine issues. ... (3 replies)
I'm new to this board (but a regular on the back problems board as I'll be having a decompression surgery on L3,L4,L5 sometime this year for severe spinal stenosis and extensive facet arthritis).
I just got the results of my C-spine T-spine MRI: Any insight would be appreciated.
C2-C3, C3-C4, C4-C5: Unremarkable! (THANK GOD!!!)
C5-C6: Irregular left... (3 replies)
... d instant major neck pain and left arm went cold. Pain in left scapula area was just horrific for almost 3 weeks. Had emg of left arm that showed radiculopathy c5 c6 an had wrist drop....I had normal grip, but the wrist would not bring them up any higher and thumb and 1st digit were a bit numb. ... (13 replies)