... Welcome to the board.
You have quite a bit going on in your spine. From the description of your symptoms and the MRI results it is quite likely that these issues are indeed caused by the problems in your cervical spine. If you are not being treated by a spine specialist Neuro or Ortho surgeon, a good next step would be to get in to see one. Those docs are the experts in... (3 replies)
... The thoracic spine demonstrates gross anatomic alignment. There is mild
focal kyphosis centered at T7 with endplate irregularities from T6 through
T8 with mild chronic-congenital wedging of the T7 and T8 vertebra.
Vertebral bodies are otherwise normal in height and AP alignment. Minimal
fatty endplate degeneration of the T6-T8 vertebra with mild desiccation of
the T6-7... (0 replies)
... could not find anything wrong. He said that there is a problem with my taste nerves and he felt steroids would help but he said steroids would interfere with the bone fusion from the ACDF surgery. ... (2 replies)
... 😒Absolutely. I'm so sorry you went through that. It's absolutely horrible. I had never heard of that either. The first time I found out was after a foot surgery. Had a cast one taking pain meds. I started to notice my foot was itchy and felt like it was on fire under the cast. When my doctor took off the cast it was horrible. Blistered, red, oozing, itchy. Looked and felt like... (11 replies)
... Absolutely. I'm so sorry you went through that. It's absolutely horrible. I had never heard of that either. The first time I found out was after a foot surgery. Had a cast one taking pain meds. I started to notice my foot was itchy and felt like it was on fire under the cast. When my doctor took off the cast it was horrible. Blistered, red, oozing, itchy. Looked and felt like... (11 replies)
... and C4 has a large bone spur on it and there are several other things small things going on. Anyway after the MRI was done, his assistant called me to make an appt. ... (5 replies)
... Hi, my name is Lyn (AngelinMichigan). I have recently been sent to this new Neurological Surgeon who is talking about possibly doing a very complicated surgery on my cervical spine. I have a pseudoarthrosis after having my original surgery in 2003 on C5/6 and 6/7 and I know 6/7 did not fuse from the beginning and no other surgeons would ever touch my case. I have never got out... (5 replies)
... c6. The more serious issue, potentially, is the bone spur at that level causing narrowing of the spinal canal. To give you an idea the cord itself is generally between 7.5 and 8.2 mm there. ... (6 replies)
... neuro or ortho spine specialist tell me I am not fused, that show halo's around the screws, a small amount of back out, a widening in the gap, and several large bone spurs, but I have a few other things going on that make them not exactly sure whether it is my pseudoarthrosis or not. Every MRI, cat scan, flexion ext. ... (7 replies)
... ause it is hard to deal with my cervical spine as the new doctor is talking about going in anteriorly and posteriorly and do another fusion this time with my own bone from my hip and is still not sure that it will take the pain away and wants to send me to another specialist and I can't see him until the end of July!!! ... (7 replies)
... c6. "... interbody spur and disc bulge". As disc height is lost the surfaces of the vertebrae can rub on each other. Your body's response to this is to make more bone to separate the surfaces. The problem is that these bone spurs can sometime go in the wrong place and press on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ... (6 replies)
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... Your spinal column can be thought of as a tube of bone with holes at each of the vertebral levels to allow nerve toots to exit. ... (6 replies)
... I really appreciate you taking the time to explain :) I will keep a list of my symptoms and talk with the specialist at my next appt which is in a couple weeks. This eases my mind, I will get back to the post as soon as I get answers from him.
Thanks again! (4 replies)
... Union or pseudoarthrodesis has been evaluated by serial radiographs over the past 5 months without any evidence of any bone growth at all . I am fortunate to of found a wonderful orthospine surgeon to of taken over my case within a few months of the first surgery . ... (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)