... Thank you very much for your informative reply teteri66. I only just turned 50 in January of this year. Is it a little early for such DDD or is that common? I hope it doesn't progress any further until I can get proper treatment. I live in Canada and the wait to see a Neurosurgeon is about 6-8 months. Any idea what I can do in the meantime to help myself. Would calcium... (3 replies)
... rst two fingers of my left hand. This progression has lasted for 6 weeks now and doesn't seem to be getting much better. Can some one please help me interpret my MRI results and let me know what I may be headed for. Thanks in advance! ... (3 replies)
... My MRI Does not seem to show anything to severe. I was curious if any one had recommendations, surgical or other options. ... (0 replies)
... Thanks! I thought it strange that the mri made no mention of the curve... Also guessing what looked like degeneration on the xray was probably the lesions... ... (6 replies)
... Other than the endplate issues and the cysts or lesions, the MRI of the thoracic spine is normal. ... (6 replies)
... So far just my family doc...was supposed to see an orthopedic doc today but family doc had me cancel it once the first MRI ruled out any bone issues... ... (6 replies)
... Have your doctors ruled out Tarlov cysts? They are fluid filled cysts that form around the nerve sheath and are mostly thought to be asymptomatic. They are most common in the sacral area, then the lumbar area, and rarely in thoracic or cervical...but, they do occur there, too.
Oh, just reread the report and it does suggest the possibility of perineural cysts (another name... (6 replies)
... since then and still no answers..they have ruled out osteoporosis and all blood work is normal... The scans showing different results...I have a chest and spine MRI with contrast schedule for next week...so my questions are...what illnesses appear like degeneration and scoliosis on xray but show as lesions on MRI? ... (6 replies)
... Any defensiveness on the part of the surgeon when you ask these types of questions may be a red flag. A surgeon with good results and appropriate qualifications will not be threatened by these types of questions and will respect your attention to these matters. ... (8 replies)
... ual anti inflammatory and pain killers from GP, come back if no better etc etc. Went back 2 months later and GP referred me to a back specialist, who ordered an MRI scan 2.5 weeks ago. ... (7 replies)
... These changes cause enlargement of the tissue which results in less room for the nerves in the central canal and in the openings as they exit the spine out to other parts of the body. ... (1 replies)
... I had an MRI done per my dermatologist which I took to the Neurologist. Neurologist only remark was pinched nerve would not cause itching. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, I was wondering if someone could interpret my MRI results for me. They sound pretty scary to me and I would like to understand them so I am better equipped when I see the doctor. ... (12 replies)
... Ironically, the back pain has hugely lessened within a day or two of getting the MRI scan results ...... it seems strange to think that some problems exist but then the pain can suddenly go away ? ... (7 replies)
... Iím new to the site and have tried to read other cervical spine posts in order to get informed. My problem is that my MRI results, to a degree, donít really mention spinal stenosis. I have had pain in my neck and shoulder; pain, burning, tingling and sometime numbing in my shoulder, arm and hand.
My Rheumatologist wanted me to start PT and see a neurosurgeon, so I... (2 replies)
... CLINICAL HISTORY: Frequent neck pain, bilateral upper extremity
radiculopathy and paraesthesias.
TECHNIQUE: MRI of the cervical spine performed 01/28/15.
FINDINGS: There are mild degenerative changes of the cervical spine,
with minimal diffuse central spinal canal narrowing likely the result
of congenitally short pedicles.
Most notably at C5-C6 there is mild broad... (0 replies)
... s and trauma. How long i will be waiting to see him i don't know, but my neurologist referred me already to him and he may have spoken with him and showed him my MRI because he said he is his colleague. ... (4 replies)
... e has actually operated on several family members. I'm hoping my issue doesn't require surgery but my primary doctor seems to think that is the only option since MRI results are moderate to severe but who knows at this point. Again thank you. ... (13 replies)
... I have had quite a bit of pain for several years such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain and the list goes on. Can you help with my MRI results? ... (13 replies)
... First off, welcome to the boards. Your MRI results is very complex, as there is disease at multiple levels. A little terminology help will help you understand better what is happening. ... (4 replies)