... Wishing all the best! I really am at a loss when it comes to this kind of surgury,and how difficult it would be to perform. I have from the last mri have moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis at the C3-5 levels,and C5-6 level is severe bilaterally,and moderate on right side on C6,and progressing. has anyone here had this type or similar surgury? Thank you (2 replies)
... Moderate left facet joint degenerative arthropathy with mild left foraminal narrowing. ... (2 replies)
... neural foraminal encroachment. ... (26 replies)
... or foraminal compression? ... (6 replies)
... based disc osteophyte bar compressing the theca and causing moderate severe bilateral C5 exit foraminal stenosis. ... (6 replies)
... I'm a 44 year old female. I do very physical work about 3 months ago starting getting a deep burning pain in my neck, shoulders. Pain radiating down my arms. Finger numbness in all finger, more so in pinky and ring. Arm weakness both. Doc said I have carpal tunnel in left , now she says in right too.
There is normal cervical lordosis. Vertebral... (4 replies)
... neural foraminal encroachment. ... (10 replies)
... There is minimal posterior extension of disc annulus. Joints are intact. There is no central or foraminal narrowing. ... (27 replies)
... asymmetric left severe uncinate hypertrophy causing severe left foraminal stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... there is a central herniated disk impressing upon the ventral cord and moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis. ... (4 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)