... Welcome to the board. Sometimes insurance carriers require a course of physical therapy before they will OK surgery. Otherwise, with the amount of severe stenosis indicated on the MRI, I would guess more surgery is in your future.
Most of the stenosis issues indicate that the foramina as mentioned above are almost completely blocked, making it difficult for the affected... (4 replies)
... lly involves several components of the spine that all work together to form the body's structural alignment. To be very basic...In each spinal segment, there is bone called the vertebra that is separated from the next vertebra by the intervertebral disc, which we usually just call a disc. ... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. The most significant finding is that the lesion located at the right foramina at C3-4 has continued to enlarge.
In addition there are some degenerative changes noted at a number of levels. Disc osteophyte complex refers to the formation of osteophytes (little bone spurs) on multiple vertebrae. It is often a part of a degenerative process called "... (3 replies)
... It's just a visious cycle, because the herniated discs or bone spurs are irritating the nerves, and then the muscles create knots, and so on. ... (11 replies)
... I had my surgery Jan 2007, and my last MRI was about a year ago (after the surgery) when I went to NYC and my neck hurt so much afterwards. I am sure the taxi rides and luggage pulling did not help. After the C5-7, I have had to baby my neck a lot. Its better than before, but if I sit up long, like at a party....my neck, traps and upper back always get tight as a drum and I... (11 replies)
... Anybody know the symptoms of stenosis and bone spurs at C4-5?
I had a fusion at C5-7 in Jan of 2007. The level above was a problem, but not enought to fuse. Now my neck is hurting alot again. oyyy. (11 replies)
... C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear. ... (4 replies)
... keeping with myelomalacia. There is no other focal disc protrusion shown. there is no evidence of central spinal stenosis or exit foraminal stenosis. no sinister bone marrow signal shown. no abnormality shown at cranial cervical junction. ... (1 replies)
... there is more degeneration going on...a disc bulge along with formation of little bone spurs along with arthritic changes and enlargement of the facet joints result in greater foraminal stenosis... ... (4 replies)
... There is no evidence for compression deformity or subluxation. There are no areas of bone marrow edema. Craniocervical junction is unremarkable. The paraspinal musculature is unremarkable. No areas of abnormal cord signal identified. ... (4 replies)
... I'm having a ACDF on the 21st and it's nice to see that you just had surgery and are doing well. Thanks for the ice chip tip. I'm surprised the took bone from your hip without telling you. I'll be sure to ask my doctor. Good luck on your recovery! ... (3 replies)
... In recovery, Dr. Kim said, "wow it was bad in there, lots of arthritis and bone spurs to remove to decompress the nerve". I wouldn't say he's the warmest guy, lol, but based on how I'm feeling, he's good by me. ... (3 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Be aware that it takes about a year for the new bone to become set and firm, even though you will show bone growth much sooner. The first twelve weeks you should always be aware of your neck and behave cautiously. ... (1 replies)
... I have a question about the security of the cadaver bone and hardware installed. Is it possible to knock it out of balance or out of place "accidentally"? ... (1 replies)
... I have recently had a MRI see below and Focal myelomalacia showed up. Looking at the definition of Myelomalacia I am worried. Should I be?? ANY INSIGHT IS REALLY APPRECIATED.:angel:
History: Left arm numbness. Prior cervical spine surgery.
Technique: MR imaging of the cervical spine was obtained on a 1.5 Tesla magnet.
Sagittal T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and inversion... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Are you continuing to have neck pain? You may want to explore further testing as the x-ray will only show issues with bone. Since the endplate is one part of a spinal segment that includes the vertebra and the intervertebral disc, and since it is damaged, it is possible that there is also damage to the disc.
The endplate is the portion of the... (1 replies)
... C5, bone marrow signal intensity ir normal throughout. Atlantoaxial junction unremarkable. Cervical spinal cord demonstrates normal signal and thickness throughout. ... (1 replies)
... some numbness on the pinky side of my left palm. Chiro guy said I had bone spurs and arthritis. Me being me I just moved on thinking as long as the pain was moderate it would stay that way. ... (1 replies)
... and it states that the fusion has not fused and that there is also bone fragments and something swimming around in my neck....My voice is raspy, my voice has never been raspy before... ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Screws are not designed to hold the fusion site together indefinitely. That is the purpose of the bone graft. When there is some "play" between the joints due to the lack of a solid fusion, it stresses the hardware in ways it was not designed to handle. ... (5 replies)