... Hi everyone, I am a 53 year old male who in the last 8-10 months has taken the term “falling apart” and turned it into a nightmare. I've been dealing with DDD since the 2000. I've worked hard my entire life and very seldom ever missed a day of work. Aches and pains were never an option for me. I knew I had to work for living and I accessed my pain as a fact of life. But this... (9 replies)
I am having bad dizziness and headache for more than 3 months. Neck pain occasionally. I went to a neourologist and he checked MRI of my brain and cervical spine. My MRI of brain came normal. But, cervical spine seems to have few issues.
My doctor said, there is a minor problem in my cervical spine which is trying to block the blood flow to brian and hence I am... (2 replies)
... the cervicomedullary junction appears within normal limits. Visualized spinal cord is unremarkable except for moderate compression from approximately C3 through C6 without significant edema. No syrinx. The cervical vertebral bodies are normally aligned without fracture loss of height or focal lesions. ... (6 replies)
... Jessarr, I am a healthy 46 yo male with no history of spinal/neurological issues. I started having symptoms in early Feb 07 and within weeks I was having numbness and pain down my left arm down to my fingertips. Originally diagnosed as a pulled muscle in my upper back, an MRI revealed some issues going on in my C-spine. Here is the radiologist's report:
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... Hi all,
Well the good news is I am completely fused! WHEW! (C5-C7)
The not great news is that C4-C5 is giving me some problems, mainly shoulder blade pain, which is typical of that level. I am starting to take a Medrol Dosepak for 6 days, starting to tomorrow. I took Medrol (steroid) 3 weeks ago and it helped about 30%. I was fine until May, when I went to NYC and pulled too... (2 replies)
... The pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable and the lateral masses of C1 and C2 are normal. No cervical ribs are seen. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everybody
Great site, so glad I found it. So much good information. My story is that I went to my general practitioner with neck pain and right arm numbness, pain and tingling. She told me it was a pinched nerve and gave me an rx of muscle relaxers. They didn't work at all and just put me to sleep. I called her back and she sent me for an x-ray and an MRI. The MRI... (3 replies)
... The cervical spine is in anatomic alignment. The cervical body heights are well maintained without compression fracture. The bone marrrow signal is unremarkable in appearance. The intervertebral discs demonstrate no eveidence of desiccation. The posterior fossa midline structures are unremarkable in appearance. ... (10 replies)
... The neural faramen and foramina are the holes or passages in the spine that the nerves go through to get to the body from the spinal cord. You have narrowing and spurring (bone growths) that are reducing the passage size at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. The worst looks to be at C4-5 and C5-6. This most likely will cause pain, tingling and numbness for you in the shoulders, arms and... (5 replies)
... My regular Dr.s office sent me for these tests. I had seen my Dr.s partner. The partner got the results but wants my regular physician to see them. He (ny reg. Dr) is going out of the country for 3 wks. Should I insist on seeing the NS I have seen before for lower back (they didn't find anything significant enough to treat at that time and didn't check the neck)
My arm is... (5 replies)
... I had a cirvical mri done and have know clue what the terminology is, I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon already, symptoms are complete body numbness/ tingling, gait issues, burning sensations, no cold or hot sensations, hyper reflexes in legs, ect mri report as follows.... C1-2 has normal patent canel. C2-3 demonstrates min disk osteopathy complex formation with mild... (6 replies)
... I was in an auto accident in Dec. I had an MRI and I'm not sure what it means. Can you please explain the results to me and if surgery is necessary or will it heal on its own? I am 57.
The corvical spinal cord demonstrates normal course and caliber without evidence of signal abnormality.
L C2-C2 unremarkable,
There is a bulging annulas at L C3-C4 with mid left-side... (1 replies)
... Nonspecific straightening of the cervical lordosis. Otherwise, vertebral body height and alignment are maintained. Nonspecific lucent focus in the C3 vertebral body appears to be associated with T1 shortening on MRI dated May 2015, and therefore most likely represents a hemangioma. ... (1 replies)
Cervical radiculopathy with pain n numbness right arm to thumb
norm vertebral body alingnment n height no abnormality seen at foramen magnum or craniocervical junction n atlanto axial joints r norm
AT C2-3, C3-4 and c4-5 disc levels, no significant pathology
AT C5-6, there is a prominent broad based posterior disc protrusion and end plate osteophyte... (2 replies)
... Hello all,
I'm new to this section, but was on the MS section for awhile. I've had some symptoms where my primary doctor wasn't sure what was going on. I also have Meniere's Disease and had a vestibular neurectomy in 2010 which complicates things.
I have some pretty severe balance issues. Always blamed that on the Meniere's and the fact that I never seemed to really... (12 replies)
... I'm a 44 year old female. I do very physical work about 3 months ago starting getting a deep burning pain in my neck, shoulders. Pain radiating down my arms. Finger numbness in all finger, more so in pinky and ring. Arm weakness both. Doc said I have carpal tunnel in left , now she says in right too.
There is normal cervical lordosis. Vertebral... (4 replies)
... The cervical vertebral bodies are unremarkable in height. There is no vertebral body fracture. The paraspincus musculature is unremarkable. There are no significant areas of marrow replacement. ... (16 replies)
... I was a passenger in a severe car accident about 5 months ago, which I thought I was going to fully recover from without any issue. Last month, I bent down and felt something pop in my neck and immediately felt like there was a knife in the back of my neck. The pain was excruciating and sharp in the base of my neck and through my right shoulder blade area. I could barely... (16 replies)
... Hello all-
I have been seeing about a billion different docs over the past 6 months (it sure feels that way, anyway! :) for what started out, I thought, as some innocuous tingling in my hands. 2 months in wrist braces and an EMG later, they started questioning if it was my neck and not my wrists or elbows. They finally ordered an MRI last month and this is what they found:... (17 replies)
... Bulge without central or lateral stenosis and unremarkable facet joints. ... (2 replies)