... osteophyte complex causing moderate central canal stenosis and frank indentation of the ventral surface of the cord. Bilateral exit foraminal stenosis, slightly worse to the right. ... (11 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)
... ment and hard collar, then "weaning to a soft collar at which time I might be able to drive. Total time out of work is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, total recovery 6 to 12 months. ... (0 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Foraminal Stenosis. The specialist didn't say much, except keep doing physio. ... (2 replies)
... c6 also. I have "mild" spinal stenosis and severe foraminal stenosis and blah blah blah! Over the past almost 4 years I have had 7 tests, tons of pt sessions, I forget how many doctors. ... (10 replies)
... Here is my MRI text: Congenital narrowing of the spinal canal. There are posterior osteophyte disk complexes most prominent at C5-6 resulting in moderate-to-severe spinal stenosis. There is flattening of the anterior aspect of the spinal cord. The spinal cord signal is normal. Bilateral neural foraminal narrowing most significant on the left at C3-4 (mild-right/moderate left)... (9 replies)