... and can also cause various of the vertebral structures to rub on each other causing bone spurs or osteophytes. ... (6 replies)
... Welcome to the board!
It is usually helpful to view the results in light of whatever symptoms you may be having so posting your symptoms will lend context to the results.
That said, the primary issues are at level C5/C6 which is just above the base of your neck. The vertebrae in your neck (the body of the vertebrae) are separated by spongy disks to allow cushioning and... (1 replies)
... means the c5 vertebra is slipping backward onto the c6. ... (3 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)
... C6. The prevertebral soft tissues are within normal limits. The T1 weighted signal intensity within the bone marrow is within normal limits. The left vertebral artery is dominant. ... (5 replies)
... There is no abnormal bone marrow signal. ... (2 replies)
... The disk between these two vertebra is popping out and pushing into the space for the spinal cord. In addition you have arthritic bone spurs developing on the vertebrae where they meet to form an exit for the nerve roots. These things are pushing into the spinal canal as well. ... (1 replies)
... C7 you see the term "cord flattening". That means that there are bone spurs formed on your vertebrae that are pushing on your spinal cord enough to "flatten" it. This can lead to a condition called myelopathy. ... (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. 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)