... First part of MRI results:HISTORY;DDD NECK PAIN.TECHNIQUE;CERVICAL SPINE MRI W/O INTRRAV CONTRST. FINDINGS;THERE IS EVIDENCE OF MULTILEVEL DDD INVOLVING C3-C6.THE CANAL AND THE NEURAL FORAMINA ARE PATENT FRM SKULL BASE TO C3.AT C3-C4 LEVEL THE CANAL AND THE RIGHT FORAMINA ARE PATENT.THERE IS MILD LEFT-SIDED NEURAL FORAMINAL STENOSIS.AT C4-C5 LEVEL,THE CENTRAL CANAL IS ALSO... (6 replies)
I am currently awaiting an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion on my cervical spine, due to herniated discs at c5 to c7, canal stenosis, and impending spinal chord compression.
I started having problems back in 2007, and each MRI I have had, has unfortunately shown things as getting worse... There was a mix up with the Neuro Dept, and I was discharged, and was... (1 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. No impingement or entrapment or compression. All exiting root nerves from cervical and lumbar are very enlarged. Thoracic spine is free from enlargements. Not inflammation as was MRI with contrast. So didnt appear to be inflammation. ... (2 replies)
... Malhotra - Allow me to suggest that you also post on the Back Problems board, as they are much better at dealing with lumbar and thoracic issues (this board concentrates on cervical). You might also include some of your symptoms... good luck. (1 replies)
... Hello All, Please suggest me the treatment. As i am suffering from back problem. My age is 31 yrs. My report states:
A) Straightening of the spinal curvature with schmorl's nodes at D9, D10, D11 and mild disc bulges at D6-D7, D8-D9 disc, L4-L5 and disc herniation(protrusion) at D7-D8 Level. No evidence of infective/ destructive pathology of osseous elements.
B) Mild bulge at... (1 replies)
... Does anybody have enlarged root nerves of spine? I have it in all lumbar roots and all cervical roots. Doctor actually said she is stumped And is researching it. Trying to find some info myself. If anyone had had or heard of someone with this. She has spoken to quite a few neuros on this and says no one knows what it could be. Starting to get very nervous. Closer to scared. ... (2 replies)
... Hello VT and WebDozer,
I don't mean to intrude on your conversation, but as I await my Tuesday appointment with neurosurgeon...I could use some of your wisdom, or at least ask you to loan me your bat=)
VT...Your quandary makes me feel even less informed about my issues. I have a LONG history of spinal injury dating back to a near fatal accident as I began my junior year... (10 replies)
... << The proposed procedure by my first neurosurgeon was written down as discectomy via laminotomy at C56 and right C5, C6, C7 foraminotomy. She said the laminotomy would be the method used to get to the herniated disc. I don’t know if the laminotomy would actually provide any decompression itself. The discectomy is actually a micro-discectomy (I think) where only the herniated... (10 replies)
... He's a PAIN MANAGEMENT doc, a dispenser of pills. Is he a neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or any kind of spine specialist? ... (1 replies)
... It could be, in your case, that the shoulder and the spine are too close for a nerve test to determine if an impingement is in one or the other. Given your history, I'd say anything is possible. ... (10 replies)
So glad I found this site, could definately use some advice.
I am a 53 year old woman, had a two level cervical fusion c56-67 with plates and screw in 1996. Did well for about 5 years and then
started experiencing neck pain again, this time shoulder pain also. Started going to pain management in 2007, take norco 10/325 4 x a day. Tried multiple epidurals and they do... (1 replies)
... Ronn9... I have to take issue with your statement that after a spinal surgery, one "usually" needs more. As you can imagine, this is a matter of considerable interest and concern in the field, so studies have been done.
One study that I've found several times - but can't seem to find today - had 27% of ACDF patients requiring a followup surgery over a ten-year period.
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... My Dr. wants to do epidural injections in my cervical spine. I have 3 herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. One disc is deforming my spinal cord. It is all painful and causing needles and pins, and numbness, and pain in my right arm. Will this injection help ? One Dr. said to do it without anesthetic and another said to absolutely get the anesthetic. What are the... (3 replies)
... Also, I originally wanted a posterior formaminotomy due to the left para central herniation but this destabilizes the spine in people with reversal or normal cervical curvature. This means higher chances of neck failure and continued pain so my surgeon really stressed the ACDF. ... (18 replies)
... Your "sciatic" problem COULD have cervical roots. Technically, something affecting your cervical cord can have symptoms anywhere below the level of impingement.
My completely-unqualified, amateur's guess, however, is that you also have some lumbar trouble, which is causing these new symptoms.
Given the system you are in, though, not much point in worrying about it, until... (1 replies)
... Thank you all for your responses. I see my spine surgeon on Tuesday, and he'll hopefully have some answers for me. ... (7 replies)
... y statement that the entire disc isn't necessarily removed during an ACDF procedure. But I was able to verify for myself with a simple search that several common spine disorder information sites confirm in their discussion of ACDF that the entire disk is not removed. ... (7 replies)
... I believe they can experience unpleasant electric shock sensations radiating down their spine if they attempt to touch their chin to their chest. ... (9 replies)
... A single lateral view of the cervical spine is submitted. There is redemonstration of anterior cervical fusion at the levels of C5,C6 and C7. ... (2 replies)
... You were in an auto accident, they gave you PT and multiple cortisone shots, and THEN an MRI? Have you considered a new bunch of docs?
Your disk in between the C5 and C6 vertebrae has herniated, that is, some of the soft inner material has broken through the tough outer shell. This material has gone backward with a right-side bias. Your spinal canal has thus been narrowed... (1 replies)