... Was it C2-C4 or C3-C4? They usually do it by pairs of vertebra, I'll assume it's C3-C4.
C3-C4 - The disk between these two vertebra is popping out and pushing into the space for the spinal cord. In addition you have arthritic bone spurs developing on the vertebrae where they meet to form an exit for the nerve roots. These things are pushing into the spinal canal as well.... (1 replies)
... c6 left eccentric disc ridge complex with slight anterior cord flattening and moderate canal and left worst than right foraminal stenosis. ... (3 replies)
... Minimal right uncoverebral hypertrophy results in mild right neural foraminal stenosis, patent left neural foramen and patent spinal canal. ... (4 replies)
... causing narrowing and possibly pinching of the nerves. Normally this is graded on the same scale as canal stenosis and often the report will mention if there is clear nerve pinching or not, but there is no mention of this in the report. ... (2 replies)
... there is a small left paracentral disc protrusion but no appreciable canal or neural foraminal stenosis. ... (2 replies)
... or cord flattening. Mild to moderate bilateral foramlnal narrowing due to uncovertebral osteophytes. This contacts but does not displace nor compress the exiting C5 nerve root. ... (6 replies)
... The radiologist says you have only mild-to-moderate left C5-6 foraminal stenosis, but it's clearly worse than that, as you are developing symptoms of C6 radiculopathy.
I didn't meant to imply that you were over 60, only that there are a LOT of people walking around with undiagnosed spinal problems. I had a C3-4 ACDF at age 44 to fix a badly herniated disk, followed by a... (3 replies)
... severe foraminal stenosis, nothing short of surgery is going to help this. ... (1 replies)
... minor posterior annular bulge and uncovertebral spurring with bilateral moderate foraminal stenosis and suspicion of indentation of the exiting c6 nerve root. ... (1 replies)
... hy is most prominent on the left., I have loss of T2 signal intensity and posterior disc bulging greater on the left. these findings are resulting in left neural foraminal encrouchment and mild narrowing of the central spinal canal to 9mm. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks for the feedback. Since my post I have just finished the 3 day Prednisilone oral course which has helped alleviate some of the pain.
However, now for the first time I am getting tingling sensations in my left thumb and index finger which I never had before.
Does this mean more of the disk herniation problems are starting to "surface" in the different C levels?
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... C5-6 the worst because you have a herniated disk there. It's lopsided to the right, though, so one might expect your right-side symptoms to be worse.
Your vertebrae are laying on extra bone due to long-term stress (disk/osteophyte complexes) at multiple levels. It seems a little odd that your cord is slightly flattened by only "mild" canal stenosis. Could be that you start... (6 replies)
... That's not always the case, though. Sometimes, the main culprit in foraminal narrowing is hypertrophy of the facet joint, in which case the narrowing agent is coming from behind the foramina. ... (6 replies)
... theres mild bilateral unconvertabral joints,and bilateral foraminal narrowing,cord unremarkable. ... (6 replies)
... I was in a similar position as you in 2003. I saw a total of 3 neuro surgeons and 2 of them said I should NOT have surgery. I decided to go with that and had a very wonderful last almost 9 years until my fall in July. So I would say NO however I am not a doctor.
Pam (4 replies)
... bral arthrosis which results in moderate spinal stenosis. There is a mass effect on the anterior aspect of the cervicalcord at this level. No significant neural foraminal narrowng is demonstrated. ... (4 replies)
... Wow I'm so sorry to hear that. I know I really need to be more positive. When I'm driving I do get the fear of getting my neck messed up again. With my c7-t1 done in February and now this just done I feel like some pain could be that I'm still recovering from my fusion . Today is 3 weeks post. I'm going to the doctor today(my family doctor).The nurses and doctors at Stanford... (7 replies)
... Regarding stenosis v. ... (10 replies)
... Just a guess, but I'd say you need to do something about that C5-6 foraminal stenosis, sooner if not later. Just because it wasn't caused by the accident doesn't mean it doesn't need to be dealt with. (5 replies)
... I have structural pain too. It started July 2011. I went to 19 PT appointments and he basically kicked me out and said he's just torturing me and not helping. I went to 9 acupuncture appts. , again no help. I had a c7 nerve block that lasted about 2 days and an epidural that did not do anything at all. I have a bone spur hitting a nerve and c5,6 are herniated and have... (12 replies)