... o contrast and an MRI of my thoracic spine which is where my worst curve is. They are thinking it is either spasticity or dystonia. ... (13 replies)
... I just got my results from an MRI- which stated I had mild to moderate degenerative disc disease- most pronounced in C5-C6 where there is moderate neural foraminal stenosis on the right, moderate central canal stenosis, and focal myelomalacia- I have 2 middle fingers on the left hand that are tingling constantly. I always have lower back pain and I have a sciatic nerve that... (1 replies)
... d. I received a letter from my neurologist with evidence of a small hemangioma at the base of my skull with no other information. I am waiting on the copy of the MRI report. ... (5 replies)
... Multisequence multiplanar MRI of the cervical spine. ... (1 replies)
... First, be aware that the MRI is one piece of the diagnostic puzzle. The images will be correlated with what is found on physical exam and basic neurological exam. ... (3 replies)
... I got another MRI this week. ... (3 replies)
... at that level pressing on the nerve root yet. I find MRI results interesting because what your results are depends on what each doctor looking at the films sees as important and what they center on. ... (3 replies)
... Maybe we should wait to see what the new MRI report says. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am sorry no one responded to your inquiry. Do you still need some help interpreting this or have you seen a doctor by now?
Looks like you have developed some issues lower down from your previous fusion. This appears to be worst at C6-7 where the spinal cord is being compressed as a result of the disc herniation. (1 replies)
... Good Morning,
I understand the fear you have right now because I am going through something as well. It looks like people only reply to the regulars and not us newbies.
It sounds to me like surgery might be an option to help reduce some of the compression and intrusion in the spinal canal. While its never a great thought to have back or neck surgery I hope that it or... (3 replies)
... I know that no one is supposed to diagnose me or advise me, but I'm just wondering if anyone else might know if this sounds like surgery might be a good idea? I have to think it will get worse. I've been hurting for more than 15 years. Tied PT, all I can say is the massage was nice.
I'm scared and waiting for approval to see a neurosurgeon and trying to understand the... (3 replies)
... weakness, numbness, tingiling and pain. That the MRI is the one I just talk about in my message and you reply to. I'm a female and I'm only 55 yrs old. ... (3 replies)
... I have not had similar symptoms. My issues have usually been lumbar.
Do you have a spine specialist that you have seen? Neurologists are not usually the best place to go for an accurate diagnosis of spinal issues. When I hear of something going on at the base of the skull, a Chiari malformation comes to mind. It is something that is often overlooked or mis-diagnosed.
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... Thanks so much. No, most of my issued now are eye pressure but not a headache or migraine. It is all on the left side only and I went to an opthalmologist who rules out eye conditions. That is why I think maybe a nerve is being compressed or something related to the hemangioma. For peace of mind, I would really like to get a brain CT scan to rule out anything. Have you had... (5 replies)
... It's so great to receive your message. Thank you. Dermatone chart is an excellent reconnection. I will not have access to treatment where I'm going overseas unless it is an emergency because it is remote. My neurologist said with ease not to worry about my travels for a year. I would like to. However, honestly I am mostly concerned about the hemangioma because it is new to me.... (5 replies)
... Hello, and welcome to the board. Let me begin by saying that board members do not have formal medical training but are rather individuals who share experiences and information based on our own "history"...so keep that in mind as you read. Some boards have doctors that respond to specific health questions, but that is not the case here.
Will you be in a country where... (5 replies)
... I have similar symptoms especially at c4 to c6. I was told I have a hemangioma at base of skull one year after they found a disc bulge. Has your condition improved at all? I am concerned about the hemangioma but not the bulge. Best wishes in healing. (5 replies)
... This results in thecal sac and spinal cord compression with substantial deformity of the cord parenchyma ventrally and displacement posteriorly. ... (5 replies)
... The adjuster called me today to tell me that she does not see anything in MRI report that this discomfort is caused by car accident, as she says that this is disc degenerative disease and indirectly coming from age. ... (5 replies)
... I went to see the neurosurgeon that did my last surgery after my PcP had an MRI done on me. I had complained to him earlier and kept saying the nerves can take a year to settle down. ... (8 replies)