... I have recently had a MRI see below and Focal myelomalacia showed up. Looking at the definition of Myelomalacia I am worried. Should I be?? ANY INSIGHT IS REALLY APPRECIATED.:angel:
History: Left arm numbness. Prior cervical spine surgery.
Technique: MR imaging of the cervical spine was obtained on a 1.5 Tesla magnet.
Sagittal T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and inversion... (1 replies)
... Hi Tammy,
I had the same thing done in 2004 (C5-C7), and I remember the throat issue. Eat something, and take a drink to get it down! It gets better, and it took me awhile too. The swallow test is a very simple thing. last thing they gave me was to eat crackers. Carbonated drinks seemed to help me.
I just got out of the hospital from yet another surgery less than a... (2 replies)
... Ok, here goes. I was looking for some feedback before I had surgery last month, but couldn't find much. Back in 2004 I have C5,6,& 7 fused from the from. It was a good thing to have done. Numbness in my left are, and left leg were pretty bad. I could even feel it on the heal of my foot. My family doctor said that couldn't have been corrected from my fusion. He is wrong! It... (0 replies)
... You don't know how grateful I am to have found this wonderful site.....I now have ONE place to be, that covers all the dang issues in my life.
But 1st & foremost is the issue I have with my neck... Short history... have always had back problems, doc wanted to do surgery when I was 28 (now 56), but I learnt to live with the pain & just do things differently.
But, (yes... (0 replies)
... I would say 2-3 weeks before you feel like flying back home. I just had my C5-C6 fused 4 weeks ago. My surgery pains were gone around 2 weeks post op. I could only eat soft foods and liquids for the first couple of weeks. I drank a lot slim fast in place of meals because of all the vitamins the 2 weeks. Your going to be sore the first few days after surgery. Just... (2 replies)
... sort of similar to the corpectomy but I had no fusion or plates. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am scheduled to have this scary surgery on April 15th. I dont have any pains. I found out by mistake that my cord is being compressed by the ligament ossification and bone spurs..
I live in Europe and am flying to the States to do it, and then back to Europe. I have few questions for you all:
1. How soon after the surgery I will be able to get on a plane (10 hours... (2 replies)
... The second time, the NS told me that the first fusion put stress on the levels above and below it. The first NS had not warned me about that. ... (2 replies)
... C7 fusion in Jan. I wrote about this set back before in another post. ... (14 replies)
... I am having cervical fusion done in the c4,c5,c6 in November and Iam real nervous. I was told that the pain in my neck is due to these disc. ... (6 replies)
... I just signed up. I had my first fusion in 1992 (C5-C6) with a bone from my hip. I gained back most of my strength, except I encountered some atrophe in my right pectoral muscle and on the right side of my neck. I managed to deal with some on-going pain without medication.
My second surgery was in 2000 on C4-C5 with a cadavar bone and a titanium plate. I have much more... (2 replies)
... It's 4 weeks since my wife had an Anterior Cervical Disection and Fusion (level C4/C5) OP to relieve arm pain after an RTA in Oct 2001. She now has balance problems, i.e she cant stand with her feet together without falling over, and can't walk in a straight line putting one foot infront of the other (tightrope style). The surgeon has ordered an MRI as he thinks there may be... (10 replies)
... Hi everyone, Im new to this forum so bare with me please. I had a C4 C5 C5 C6 operation in October 2011 ther surgoen trimmed away the protruding disc. ... (0 replies)
... Hello been a while since I've been here ,visited other boards and this by far the best. I will be having fusion at C6 Thru T1. ... (0 replies)
I'm sorry about my confusion. I don't think right. I am posting the results below and can you tell me what you think? **************
There are 3 MRI's below, the 2 lumbar ones are combined in one report of the Lumbar.
Since the prior MRI from 9/13/2013, status post interval lumbar instrumentation
and fusion from L1 through L5 with... (26 replies)
... I am afraid if I let someone do a fusion and remove the discs, they will ignore the enlarged facet joints, which compress the nerve at the foramen and may be causing my problem. ... (17 replies)
... vicray, You ought to investigate disc replacement which is superior to fusion.
I believe there is a facility in Texas which performs the procedure. I had chronic headache and an MRI revealed multilevel DDD. Injections did not help and a chiropractic procedure did more harm than good. Oral pain killers upset my stomach. One surgical facility in Arizona recommended 2... (3 replies)
... ng in my neck and it pops in my ears.He has never heard of that.So,when the workers comp nurse came in the doctor told her something didn't.He told her that the fusion is healed and that I just need Pt. ... (6 replies)
... Hi there....love your screen name! I am having fusion on C4 C5 next month and yes its true you cannot take nsaids for quite awhile as they interfere with the fusion process.... but as ladybud said you will be given pain meds. Hopefully the surgery will give you some relief. ... (10 replies)
... complaints of hand pain, knee pain, lumbar and cervical pain. Doc ordered x rays. Hands fine, rt knee mild arthritis, lumbar showed minor issues, cervical showed c5 c6 disc space narrowing, hypertrophic ridging. No biggie, right? ... (0 replies)