... Reversal of normal cervical lordosis throughout the cervical spine, as a result of degenerative disease. No focal bone marrow singal abnormality is seen. The spinal cord is normal in course and caliber without signal abnormalities. ... (15 replies)
... Hello On Sept 12 2012 I gotten hurt on the job.I herniated C4 C5 and had to have surgery done that on DEC 7 2012.After the third month I started having more pain. ... (1 replies)
... Hello have not been on here for awhile,I have been going to lots of doctor's since I had my surgery from C4 C5 disc.I had more problems after the third month.My left arm I couldn't move it,went back to the doctor and told him that I am having pain down my right arm. ... (0 replies)
... C6 on the left side of my neck. The doctor said both levels were severly compressed with a lot of bone spurs, and after 4 years of worsening pain and weakness, surgery had become a necessity. ... (0 replies)
... I have been fighting neck and anerior throat pain and headachesfor about 6 years. I lso had arm pain which I thought was severe flare up f Fibromyalgia. Up until this year I was told there was no compression on my spinal cord and my headaches and neck/jaw pain could not be caused by my neck. I had nerve blocks at c2-3 and 3-4 that did not help. Then nerve blocks at c4-5,... (2 replies)
... I know that this is not a spinal issue, but I am a spiney. I had a ACDF 12/2010 of C5-6 C6-7. I do have continues pain and issues with my neck and back from a car accident 8 months after my surgery. I also developed RSD/CRSP after the accident. Below are some issues that I am having with my wrist and thumb joint. No one responded on that board so I decided to try this... (1 replies)
... rgery. But some doctors are recommending a disc removal and fusion from the front rather than a foraminotomy from the back, as they say they can also access the bone spurs in the foramen after they remove the disc. They say the allograft will also lift the bones at that level so that the foramen will be larger. ... (30 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)
... finally sent back for another MRI. To my surprise, it shows a disc herniation at the same level. Now to my question....what's the possibility that this is the bone graft that's protruding? ... (7 replies)
... How does he plan on keeping it still while it's healing? Unless he plans on making you wear a collar it doesn't make any sense not to put screws and a plate in to stabilize the area while you're healing. (6 replies)
... The surgeon said in my case he would not not use a plate with screws to hold the artificial bone graft in as "they have fewer problems". Any feedback on the use of a plate and screws or not? ... (6 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)
... Normal craniocervical junction. Acceptable vertebral alignment. No bone pathOlogy. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Singletree,
Sorry I wasn't clear, it was a MRI scan I had in the early part of last year, so I guess the herniated discs and spinal cord involvement is the correct diagnosis. It sounds as though you have been though a hell of a lot, I wish you well,
Nicola :) (16 replies)
... as a CAT scan shows bone and an MRI shows tissue. I have also had a cervical diskectomy and prior to that surgery I did have problems with my arms and hands. ... (16 replies)
... Hi WebDozer,
I know worrying does not solve anything...but its really not something I can take out of my mind....Although I have no major pain, my arm weakness really gave me a huge scare...especially at my age.... really makes me sick to the stomach to think of my future....I just hope my symtoms are casued by the muscle spasm (which casue the reverse lordosis) and that... (3 replies)