... have foraminal narrowing on the OTHER side, once again from bone overgrowth off the vertebrae. ... (2 replies)
... A left central disc osteophyte complex is present. It effaces the ventral thecal sac. No central canal stenosis is present. Superimposed unconvertabral spurring, facet arthropathy and the disc osteophyte complex mild to moderate narrow the left foramen. ... (3 replies)
... I can't really say. Depends on what your docs think about
1) what they can do about the foraminal stenosis at C5-6
2) how bad the cord indentation is at C6-7
3) whether or not those "protrusions" are actually herniations
4) whether you may have congenital spinal stenosis (3 replies)
... Uncinate process hypertrophy with severe right foraminal stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... OK, so you have a bulging disk between your C5 and C6 vertebrae. ... (10 replies)
... and osteophytic ridging and uncinate spurring with mass effect on the ventral thecal sac and near obliteration of the anterior CSF space. There is also moderate foraminal stenosis bilaterally and both C6 nerve roots could be affected. ... (10 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)
... 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... (15 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)
... a 5mm AP cranially and caudily dissecting 11mm left paracentral disc extrusion that contacts and modertly indents the ventral spinal cord. There is moderate left foraminal stenosis with expected contact of the left C6 nerve root. ... (2 replies)
... Here are the questions I asked. GOOD LUCK to you.
My MRI says "bony foraminal stenosis"" – I’m assuming this doesn’t just “go away”. Could this be causing all of my pain? Can this be fixed? Can you see it on my 2007 scan and how bad is it?
What is the natural course of my condition if it is not surgically addressed?
Do I have any signs of myelopathy? Spinal Cord... (3 replies)
... causing left neural foraminal stenosis. ... (6 replies)