... In the results of my MRI he wrote "Small central disc protrusion and annular disc osteophyte complex at C6-7"
I sort of understand the protrusion part of this but the rest...I'm confused.
C4-5 and C5-6 were fused 2 1/2 years ago.
Can anyone explain what this means? (10 replies)
... I have a question about what one of the results say. I hope someone may know the answer... ... (3 replies)
... When I first got my mri scan results they didn't even give me pain killers so after a few visits I've lost total faith in my doctors surgery. ... (4 replies)
... Chuck you seem extremely knowledgeable, perhaps you can help me with my MRI results, C5-C6 left paracentral disc protrusion with annular tear is seen again and has progressed in the interval, now causing effacement of the thecal sac and mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the left hemi cord. I had a fall in July of 2008 and that is when my back issues began, I have other... (6 replies)
... Neuro and I trust he knows why. I believe he wants to rule out other things and see the MRI results before we move forward. Believe me, if he wants to do another surgery on my back or anywhere else, I will totally investigate. ... (9 replies)
... eral forearm, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers. Occasionally there is a squeezing like pain to same areas. this has been happening for 6 months. I finally had my MRI and unsure if my symptoms are related to the results. ... (0 replies)
... I recently got a MRI of the cervical spine without contrast. And I haven't been able to get a appointment for a earlier date to tell me what my results mean. Can someone please explain the results to me? ... (0 replies)
... for the past 9 months ive been experiencing the following strange symptoms:
tinnitus in both ears, more prevelant in the right. I experiene a contstant ringing. I also occassionaly get pulsatile tinnitus thats in sync with my heartbeat. I have visited an ENT doc and no issues were found with my ears. no hearing loss either
A sensation of throbbing in my forehead and the... (0 replies)
Found this site and read through people's very similar conditions. Really Informative but I have a few specific questions of my own so new thread. I posted under. General Health by accident, this belongs here.
MRI Results Axial imaging done between C3-T2.
C4-5: Broad-based disc osteophyte bar compressing the theca and causing moderate severe bilateral C5 exit... (6 replies)
... I have recently gotten my mri results and I didnt entirely understand what all the doctor was saying. I need help with understanding it in normal terms if someone could help me. ... (4 replies)
... Right, I understood that you were in the UK. In general, your spinal cord can take quite a bit of compression (30 - 50% in some studies) before you have symptoms of myelopathy. There are places in my MRI, for instance, that have essentially no fluid around the cord but I do not have certain myelopathy symptoms so far. Often, MRIs will include measurements of the spinal canal... (6 replies)
... Hi Chuck
Thanks for sending another message. Just to clarify, I am not in the US but over the pond in the UK on our hard pushed NHS service. Got our wires crossed somewhere.
From your comment ' From the radiologist's comments you do have some relatively minor pressing into the central canal. Pressing into the central canal can have serious consequences but yours seems... (6 replies)
... Hi. I was wondering if someone can explain what my results mean in normal terms. I strained my neck about a year ago and went through a month of PT and got better. ... (1 replies)
... I definitely feel for you. They don't give morphine very easily in the states but I've had it when I had my last cervical MRI at the hospital and if that isn't working, I'd do whatever I could to see someone ASAP. Also, maybe see if you can get a script for cervical traction. ... (6 replies)
... I understood most of the MRI report but needed the gaps filled in, which you have done. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not a Dr, just a guy with chronic spine issues who has lol earned a lot of the lingo to better understand what is happening, and has seen numerous spine drs for advice.
Broad based disk osteophyte complex - The vertebrae in the neck have a vertebral body which is a cylindrical piece of bone. Adjacent vertebral bodies have disks between them with a gel like substance to... (6 replies)
... I'm not a doctor, but from talking to very many spine surgeons about my own situation, I would think whether you need surgery or not depends on your symptoms. What kind of symptoms are you having? If you're having symptoms of cord compression (gait disturbance, incoordination of hands, weakness etc) then you'd certainly want to get the pressure off your cord. But, as Gmak... (4 replies)
... My husband is having severe arm pain. Started after skiing in January this year. No falls or anything, just started hurting on the 10 hour drive home from Tahoe. Prior to him seeing the doctor has tried chiropractic and acupuncture. We have a small tens unit (HiDow) and he has tried that. Has started getting regular massage - twice a week minimum since then.
Feb and... (1 replies)
... CT was done and too much artifact to rule anything out. Surgeon said it could be a blood clot pressing on the cord so he went back in to see. Nothing there. MRI the next morning showed a bruise on the cord. I am now finding out that while in recovery after the first surgery, she was sick and throwing up constantly. ... (0 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Please do see a spine specialist for an evaluation, particularly of the cord compression. Most of the levels mentioned show signs of disc degeneration and degenerative disc disease, including facet joints that are showing signs of arthritic changes. This is cause a small amount of narrowing in the foraminal "canals."
These changes are mostly... (1 replies)