... and my severe stenosis, arthritis etc primarily coming from the front. ... (4 replies)
... e compression which isn't going to go away on it's own, although PT has helped stabilize and strengthen the muscles around my spine which is probably keeping the arthritis from progressing. In your case, with a herniation, it is possible that it could heal on it's own. ... (3 replies)
... over time, or due to arthritis or injury the spongy disk starts to degenerate. Multilevel means across multiple vertebrae. ... (2 replies)
... My U of Washington spine surgical referral was only 2 1/2 weeks and I had already seen a spine specialist before that at Swedish (a large regional hospital). I developed some twitches in my legs at the same time and my spine surgeon suggested a neuro consult. That consult at UW was 2 1/2 months! I did get in to see a neuromuscular neuro at a large regional hospital after about... (6 replies)
... Hi everyone. Are you like me? Have you suffered a fusion and or spinal disease / disorder? Are you about to get surgery? Have you already had one? Perhaps you're a medical professional with expertise in the field?
A quick introduction, I am a 52 year old male that has worked very hard and been very physical my whole life. I was always very healthy and rarely needed a... (5 replies)
... The potentially most concerning finding is at C5 : The radiologist saw a region within the vertebra that was darker than the surrounding bone on both T1, and T2 MRI. This most likely indicates osteophyte formation within the bone (bone island as suggested). The radiologist also alludes to the possibility of metastatic disease which would be a migration of a tumor to the... (3 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)
... I have disk degeneration and arthritis causing my problems along with an unknown inflammatory issue. ... (4 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)