... I have not posted in a while. Have not opted for surgery. I have had a few epidural shots. I have had a lot of headaches recently and strong tingling and numbness in my left shoulder so I asked for a repeat mri to see if anything has changed from last one.
There is a straightening of the normal lordotic curvature of the cervical spine. Anterior vertabral body... (3 replies)
... I already know the answer to most of these questions because my NS and his PA told me without me even having to ask. Thanks for posting this. (25 replies)
... I'm 25 y/o and have been told in the past that I have scoliosis...(this was just by an ortho looking at my shoulders; it was actually an appt for my son & he pointed this out just by looking at me) Anyway...no tests/xrays/nothing...I just kinda forgot about it...
and now (5 years later) due to both of my hands going numb, (and I was diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel)... (6 replies)
... I found a site on line that listed a million questions to ask your surgeon prior to surgery. I was at a lose of specific questions to ask. I am not sure but they were general for any .surgery and then some specific for the type of surgery. How long have you been completing this particular surgery? How many have you done? What approach will you use? How long of a surgery?... (25 replies)
... Jas... I am sure it has not escaped you that the MRI report stresses right-side problems, but your symptoms seem to be predominantly left-side. Also, your list of symptoms may have several cervical nerves participating, but those symptoms would stem, I believe, more from the C5 and C6 nerves, which come from the C4-5 and C5-6 levels. So, if I only knew your symptoms, and then... (25 replies)
... Thanks Jenny for the detailed explanation. Couldn't have been explained better. (2 replies)
... There are 2 issues that can lead to paralysis in the spine....the spinal nerves and the spinal cord.
The spinal nerves peel off the cord at each vertebra(except C1) and go out to the body, and where they leave the cord, they can be compressed by herniated disks, or arthritic bone spurs or any combination of those 2. The compression is rated as minimal, mild, moderate and... (2 replies)
... Due to a neck and shoulder pain I did an MRI. The result summary reads out as following
* Left posterio-lateral disc-osteophyte complex at c5-6 level is indenting the thecal sac, left exiting nerve root and mildly narrowing the left neural foramina
* Right posterio-lateral osteophyte at c4-5 level is indenting the thecal sac. No significant root indentation or foraminal... (2 replies)
... there is a mild disc ridge complex which partially effaces the ventral fluid column. A discrete disc herniation is not identified. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for your comments. I do have the MRI pictures and it clearly shows that the disc in compressing the spinal cord. I have been getting regular MRI's for the last two years to see if it progressed. Until now it did not seem to progress. Now it looks like there is more signaling come from the spinal cord indicating progressing change. I was considering an artificial... (13 replies)
... forgive me in advance for the length of this post. also i am sorry if this is duplicate information for some of you, but for anyone who hasn't read any of my previous posts, i wanted to provide some background.
in the first week of january 2009, i had a sudden onset of a twinge at the base of my skull on the left side, became a bit lightheaded and developed a sub-occipital... (10 replies)
... Hi Binx welcome to the board and thanks for your post. I have a C5-6 herniation with attendant shoulder pain numbness in my feet. Three weeks ago my NS said surgery ASAP he scared me quite a bit. I now have gathered my courage and will see him tomorrow to fix a date. I have a second opinion that says definitely surgery but no rush but lately my condition has deteriorated to... (9 replies)
... he impingement on my spinal cord is relatively minimal but there is also stenosis that has moderately narrowed the canal at this level. Nothing except the actual herniation is considered 'severe' though. They have commented that they may have to go back in posteriorly and widen the canal a bit later on. ... (5 replies)
... I have a significant left sided herniation with minimal compression of the spinal cord. ... (5 replies)
... Well I checked out the Dermatome Map and it seems to be showing the same pathway I spoke of earlier, especially C-6. Also, the MRI seems to show a significant herniation at C5-6. My accident was over six months ago and earlier symptoms did seem to be muscular but things have changed significantly over the past two months. In my opinion and sufferer of a previous cervical... (9 replies)
... I have gone through about 4 weeks of PT with my family doctor. I am now seeing a neurosurgeon, who has ordered another 6 weeks of PT. ... (9 replies)
... MRI says the following.
C5-6 A large right central paracentral disc protrusion is seen conpressing the ventral aspect of the spinal cord and mild narrowing at the origin of the nephrolith speeded.
Impression:Aside from the degenerative disc disease at the c5-6-7 no abnormal signal intensity is seen within the cord.
I suffer from the following symptoms :
*numbness... (6 replies)
... where there was a large herniation that was compressing the nerve root and on the MRI it looked like the disc was about to chop the spinal cord in half. ... (2 replies)
... No Focal Disc Herniation or Stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Gina,
I have been following your post and just wanted to chime in and say I'm glad that your surgery and recovery are going good.
I'm sure that you made the best decision for "you", and what was deemed necessary at the time. I think it's great that you've really done alot of homework both before and after in getting ready for your surgery and recovery.
I found... (19 replies)