... Did they tell you the degree of compression when you were diagnosed? ... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board!
1. Possibly. Did you pay for the MOBI-C replacements yourself? The last I checked 1 year ago, only single levels were approved by FDA outside of trials. That seems a bit suspicious. Other things you say make me wonder if you have instability in your spine (spondylolisthesis). That would contraindicate the use of artificial discs and could explain why... (4 replies)
... You don't mention symptoms in your upper body which is where you'd expect to feel any issues stemming from compression of the cervical nerves. Also, the radiologist doesn't give any indication as to how bad the "impingement" is. ... (3 replies)
... I've read that the symptoms vary when the affected region is Spinal Cord VS Spinal Nerve. MRI showed no compression on spinal cord, just spinal nerve so why is it affecting my leg? ... (4 replies)
... Thank you for your reply to my questions. Something had to be causing my symptoms, and maybe this is the answer. " Myelopathy" I am not due to see my neurologist until March because I still have one more test brain MRI with contrast.
I wonder is it okay to wait until then? I'm sure if Myleopathy is the cause he should refer me to a spine specialist who deals with spinal... (6 replies)
... aused by the pathology seen in your MRI. They are some of the first symptoms typically seen in "myelopathy" which is damage to the spinal cord. In your case, the compression on the cord from the herniated discs could be causing myelopathy. ... (6 replies)
... Large left paracentral disc protrusion causing cord compression and narrowing of the left lateral recess and exit foramen. ... (6 replies)
... CLINICAL HISTORY: Frequent neck pain, bilateral upper extremity
radiculopathy and paraesthesias.
TECHNIQUE: MRI of the cervical spine performed 01/28/15.
FINDINGS: There are mild degenerative changes of the cervical spine,
with minimal diffuse central spinal canal narrowing likely the result
of congenitally short pedicles.
Most notably at C5-C6 there is mild broad... (0 replies)
... Please help me understand what these results really mean.
Procedure(s):MR CERVICAL SPINE WO CONTRAST
Date of service: 12/4/2014 7:41 AM
Provided clinical information: 49 years, Male, "pain, numbness into
arms, history disc issue with nerve impingement."
Procedure and materials: Standard protocol. (1 replies)
... c6. There is mild cervical straightening. The vertebral marrow signal is unremarkable. there is no evidence of compression fracture. ... (3 replies)
... pine specialist to sort this all out and get the proper treatment. The fact that you are having persistent numbness indicates that there is fairly severe ongoing compression as does weakness if you are truly exhibiting clinical weakness and not "weakness" due T not wanting to do things because of the pain. ... (6 replies)
... Hi guys someone help me please. Had an MRI and the report notes that:
No Nerve root compression. Mild Left C4 root compression
Small central disc at c3/4, but no cord compression, however the disc does abuf the cord.
An X-ray earlier on noted C5 inferior body corticated teardrop fracture
The doctor went on to do a lumber puncher yesterday and said all was normal... (2 replies)
... any symptoms of cord compression require surgery regardless whether there is pain or not. ... (10 replies)
... Has anyone ever heard of a time frame for increasing risk of permanent nerve damage for a spinal nerve root compression at C5-C6?
I began having a stiff neck & shoulder about 7 months ago. My symptoms increased, and I now experience neck and shoulder pain, tingling down my right arm (within past 2 weeks, even started in left arm), muscle weakness in right arm, muscle spasms... (1 replies)
... I don't know what "scapular winging" is. I don't remember hearing that before. I have had an MRI on my neck and thoracic. Not on my lumbar. I don't have my records in front of me so I can't quote what they said. I do not know on my neck that my C6 is degenerated and buldging and some narrowing of something due to possible muscle spams and C4-C5 has some space loss. The... (5 replies)
... it took me 2 months to be properly diagnosed because i didn't actually have any neck pain when this all started for me 8 months ago. it started with a sudden onset of a headache at the base of my skull and some lightheadedness, then the scalp tingling, lip and facial numbness, etc. i had blurred vision, abnormal pupil dilation, and then came the numbness and weakness in my... (5 replies)
... It's hard to know exactly what you are looking at , but here's a a couple inputs
1) The spinal cord is contained in a membrane (I've seen it called both the secal sac or the dural sac) that is filled with fluid and surrounds the actual spinal cord nerves. A bulging disc can compress this fluid-filled sac without actually compressing the nerves - it's a matter of 'how... (5 replies)
... C5 I have a small central disc protrusion with indentation of the Thecal Sac. A left paracentral posterior spur with compression of the left exiting nerve root. ... (9 replies)
... C4-5 can can also cause pain on the arm pathway. Especially on the forearm. Look up dermatome chart. When I had nerve root compression, I had the most intense burning I ever felt in my forearm. After my first surgery at 4-6 this completely resolved.
When you say last January, do you mean 2007 or 2006? It would be a little soon for Jan 2007 to have it go bad, but I... (14 replies)
When I first learned I needed an ACDF, it was horrified at the thought, so I know how you feel. I ended up having two operations 1 year apart, to fuse C4/5/6/7.
My experience - the first 2 or 3 days I needed to not do much of anything but rest. You will have pain meds, and that helps a lot. My post-op pain was between the shoulder blades and had to do with the... (6 replies)