... 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)
... There is modest levocurvature of the lower cervical spine. There is straightening of the cervical lordosis. Vertebral body heights are normal. There is no bone marrow edema nor suspicious marrow signal lesions seen. ... (1 replies)
... the degeneration of the disc is resulting in the growth of disc osteophytes, which are like little bone spurs. ... (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)
... 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)
... my doctor put in a larger plate and screws. I do not have to wear a collar which I hear is a real pain. Yesterday, a medical personnel came to the house with a bone growth stimulator that I need to wear for 4 hours every day. Not a problem at all. I'm not taking many pain meds at all. ... (1 replies)
... He needs to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in necks. With moderate-severe foraminal stenosis, nothing short of surgery is going to help this. His spinal nerves are getting squeezed tightly by bone that has overgrown the holes (foramen) that the spinal nerves pass through from the spinal cord. He has some disc herniation as well, and all of this can be taken care of with... (1 replies)
... st dying during a long hospital stay due to breathing problems. I've followed all of the neurosurgeons instructions yet this is the result. He has prescribed a bone stimulator for me and I should receive the call for the technician to come out in the next week to get me started. ... (0 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)
... 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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