... As I'm reading more about a bulge or herniation in the upper thoracic spine like this, a small to medium impingement is much more likely to cause significant pain because the spinal chord is very close to the discs to begin with, and there is not as much room for the nerves as there is in the lower spine. (11 replies)
... did not respond well to stimulation but my legs were perfect. He suggested that I might have a herniated disk at T5. He prescribed hydrocodone and he ordered an MRI which I had done about a month ago. The hydrocodone killed my pain effectively for the first time in almost 3 years. I couldn't be happier. ... (11 replies)
... Can anyone help with reading these results? ... (3 replies)
... I am including MRI results from 2010 and 2012 as well as symptoms I have now. I've also had a lot of Thyroid issues, have blood tests repeated all the time and my thyroid levels fluctuate. ... (16 replies)
... I was in a car accident May 10th 2012 and I've been going to therapy and I had my MRI done and got the results back today. I just want to say Thank you and advance for taking your time and reading my results. ... (5 replies)
... credibly helpful to understand these a little better and to learn about others' experience with similar issues. I'm posting my first message after "lurking" and reading the message boards for the last few weeks, and would really appreciate any thoughts or insight you might have on my situation. ... (13 replies)
... C4-5: Disc desiccation. Broad based right paracentral disc protrusion abuts the ventral epidural space and thecal sac with moderate resultant central canal stenosis. Neural foramina are patent without neural impingement. Mild facet arthropathy evident.
C5-6: right paracentral/right foraminal disc protrusion indents the ventral epidural space and cord with moderate central... (3 replies)
... thank you for your post! It is the fast movement that causes the dizziness and nausea both! I have lost 60 pounds since this all started! For driving, i actually do better when I drive, albeit slower. If i am the passenger, I have to look down at the floorboard - i have actually thrown up otherwise :( I was really hoping this mri may have some answers - now i am even more... (3 replies)
... I don't see anything in the MRI that would cause trouble at any level, although you would seem to have a FUTURE problem from C4 on down, as that disk bulge will likely press deeper into the canal until it is compressing the cord itself. That could be many years away, though.
The 12 years of gymnastics sure seems like a possible culprit. I wonder how many mild concussions... (3 replies)
... Hello. I am new to the boards and am trying to learn. I recently got the results of my MRI and am scheduled to see a NS in a week. Frankly, after reading the results and seeing the pics, I am scared. Symptoms include pain and numbness in right arm and right leg, neck pain and numbness and upper back pain. ... (7 replies)
... o know there are others out there in similar situations. As a "newbie" I am weirdly comforted in finding this forum. I look forward to coming here each day and reading the posts. ... (24 replies)
... The kicker with any MRI report is the subjective interpretation of "moderate" and "mild". ... (24 replies)
... As I mentioned, she already asked me to do PT again with a McKenzie specialist, but that was before we had MRI results. She really didn't know yet what's going on. ... (24 replies)
... I have been having problems with my left arm going numb, so my PCP just recently sent me back to the neurologist that couldn't help me. He sent me for an MRI and today I went for EMG testing. ... (8 replies)
... When I see the neurosurgeon, will he his own reading of the MRI? ... (10 replies)
... I will definitely take your advice and get another MRI opinion. When I see the neurosurgeon, will he his own reading of the MRI? ... (10 replies)
... Ive been reading up on these hemangioma and they are benign tumours. They do not cause problems when small but will cause symptons if left to grow large. ... (9 replies)
... ncomplete to me. Keep in mind that the ortho surgeon will have looked at the images, not just the report, and surgeons SHOULD be even better than radiologists at reading images that pertain to their own specialty. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, I thought I would give my latest update.
I saw the neurosurgeon, but before i saw him he ordered an x-ray to check for subluxation. After physically checking me out and seeing my x-ray, mri, he suggested I have surgery very soon. I have hyper-reflux's due to nerves being impinged, and I have subluxation so my surgery is scheduled for next Tues 22nd. I will have An ACDF... (16 replies)
... The latest study was mostly looking for entrapment in the elbows (cubital) and wrists (carpal). I don't know if they would think they've found anything serious enough there to operate. I guess you will hear from them about that.
Still leaves the neck problems. You have the radiologist's reading, but what about the neurologist/neurosurgeon? What do they say about the C4-5... (16 replies)