... I am 33 years old and have had back pain for years. Over the past few months it has become unbearable at times. I had an MRI done and received the results but do not understand exactly what it means:
L4-5- there is mild disc bulging and facet arthropathy with mild lateral recess stenosis on the right.
L5-S1 - there is diffuse disc bulging and osteophytosis resulting in high... (0 replies)
... I'll post what the MRI says and I'm trying to understand if the main problem seems to be stenosis and could this be the cause of my pain starting on my head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and numbing----- burning of the center spine ------ lumbar pain down to my hips, with numbing of the hips, legs and feet all with extreme pain almost 24/7.
Cervical Spine MRI
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... Here are the results from my MRI, any help is appreciated. ... (0 replies)
... NS recommended 3 level ACDF based on my MRI findings, but I am torn whether to go for the surgery or not. I do not have any pain in my neck or in my arms. ... (0 replies)
... The specialist will probably order the MRI and that is when I will most likely have to do some planning for the future. ... (25 replies)
... s 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.He done an ex ray and MRI.the results showed that I have c3 c4 disc but not touching the cord.C5 C6 is mildly touching the cord and that is why the pain on the right. ... (0 replies)
... No, not what I wanted to hear :) But that's ok. I wonder what the next step would be. I remember when I had C6/7 done and he said "well, I'll fix it if you want me to because it doesn't look that bad on the MRI". When he fixed it he told me after surgery "good thing we did, that disc, was severely blown into your spinal canal". So, something they could not see on the... (4 replies)
... What does all this mean and if my arm is hurting this badly, I would think SOMETHING needs to be done ASAP. I went into the ER on Saturday since I thought my MRI must be ok and had them Xray my arm NOTHING wrong with my arm they said, it's my neck. I can hardly wipe....Ugggggh! ... (4 replies)
... Here are the results from my MRI, any help is appreciated. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks so much for your reply. I will post the MRI results once received. I have not pinpointed the pain to any certain digit. I had carpal tunnel surgery on the same hand 10 years ago. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you WebDozer for your response!! ER Dr said I had C5-6 radiculopathy. My symptoms are progressively getting worse since my initial ER visit in October '13.
You mention ACDF, but what about ADR? If I do decide to have surgery, I'm leaning towards ADR since it's less intense of a procedure/recovery/longterm results. But then again, what do I know besides what these... (3 replies)
... Hey did you go to your Dr. appointment & get the results?
I hope that it wasn't a severe diagnosis. I was trying to read up on the possible conditions related to the marrow. (3 replies)
... Hmmm, I found something interesting when I put all my arm symptoms into Google, Tennis Elbow - I wonder if that is what I have. Can they diagnosis that with an EMG? I am supposed to be getting one soon. Maybe it's not coming from my neck, THAT would be wonderful!!! Treat the tennis elbow, and live on pain meds the rest of my life with no more neck surgery. I'll keep ya... (4 replies)
... Was it the same radiologist reading both reports? If so, you might want to go to the trouble/expense of getting another guy to read it. Quite unlikely that it will matter, but could be worth it for your piece of mind.
You do have a potential future problem at C4/5, as I'm sure you can see. "Mild" impression on the cord does not call for action, though, and you could... (4 replies)
... Not what you want to hear, I'm sure, but I don't see anything in that report which correlates to severe right arm pain. If the ordering doc just reads the report, I doubt that he will, either, so I hope he looks at the images, too. (4 replies)
... Thanks for responding! I'm scheduled for a cervical MRI on Jan.8.....I'll post the results. Im also going to schedule a consult with a third doc. ... (5 replies)
... he answer to your question is that it will be anterior. I cannot think of any minimally invasive options. Let me know if I'm wrong on either count, and post your MRI results, if you feel like it. ... (5 replies)
... I understand my MRI results and have had Emg testing as well. ... (6 replies)
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... Hey there "Sreynold".... Several on here has had an ACDF.... I had a combination of ACDF & Corpectomy done back in April '13. Levels were from C4 to T1. I had mine done in Louisville, Ky. so I can't help you out with the Dr.
Also please post your MRI results & such on here there are some really good people on here that can help you out with the explanations of it. (6 replies)