... Unfortunately what your surgeon told you is the current prevailing thought regarding scar tissue that forms after spine surgery. While there is a procedure called lysis of adhesions, it is very painful and has an extremely low success rate when done in the spine.... ... (2 replies)
... When considering spine surgery, it is always a good idea to get several opinions. I suggest seeing both a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon...being sure both limit their practice to neck and back issues only. ... (1 replies)
... Diagnosis is herniated disks on the basis of an MRI made by spine surgeon. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Shoove2, I had an Occipital Nerve Stimulator implanted in December, 2015. I have a great deal of pain in my lower skull due to herniated cervical discs, osteoarthritis, a little of stenosis, and perhaps some neurapathy as well. The Medtronic device is working beautifully. I have five settings, as perhaps you do with your remote that I can widen, narrow, heighten, or... (5 replies)
... cervical spine radiographs. ... (0 replies)
... Being fused all the way from the bottom of your spine to Thoracic 4 would be almost unheard of. ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Sorry I didn't notice your post sooner. Clinical correlation means that the MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle. A spine specialist will examine you and provide a basic neurological exam and will correlate those findings to what is shown on the imaging. ... (1 replies)
... The neck/spine area is completely NEW for me. If it was the knee I could tell you pretty much anything you want to know. Any help on how decoding this MRI would be greatly appreciated and how serious this is "There is complete
effacement of the ventral thecal sac, especially on the right where
there is mild to moderate indentation in the ventral aspect of the
spinal... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Spondylosis is a term used to describe degeneration in the spine. Sometimes people will say it is spinal arthritis. Nothing specific causes it, but it is a common result of everyday wear and tear...and it often develops in our 30s and 40s.
A common symptom of this degeneration is found in the intervertebral discs, which in your case are bulging, but... (2 replies)
... I think seeing a physical therapist would help a lot. I have had many spine issues and did therapy for a few years and found it helped a lot. Arm pain comes with what you have and should respond well. ... (2 replies)
... The cervical spine is supposed to be curved inward as is the lumbar spine, with the middle part, the thoracic spine curving outward. I wonder if the doctor mentioned that the curve had flattened or straightened? ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I'm not sure why a rheumatologist is suggested. I would suggest a visit to a spine specialist as the cord compression could be responsible for your symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... I recently saw a MS specialist just for screening since my sister was just diagnosed and I do have some symptoms, such as a strong intolerance to heat, odd feelings in my legs, such as cold running down them, weakness in my legs (everything is worse on the right), I can't remember things, tremors of head and hands, numbness, tingling, burning, etc.
Anyhow, I just got my... (1 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon as well as a neurosurgeon. The two specialties have similar training but sometimes approach an issue slightly differently. ... (2 replies)
... I see a neurosurgeon soon, but wanted to know if anyone had a similar DX and how you felt after surgery? I go from hopeful for a cure for this chronic pain to terrified of having spinal neck surgery! That I might be worse off.
I don't really understand much about the MRI findings. Does this mean the spinal cord is involved?
here is what the MRI showed:
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... In either case, I think you would benefit from a consultation with a spine specialist. ... (1 replies)
... The foramina are the openings through which a spinal nerve exits the spine to go out to a particular part of the body. ... (3 replies)
... C4 neural foraminal heterogenous and mildly enhancing lesion, compared to 2014 and 2015 cervial spine MRI studies. ... (3 replies)
... My MRI reports says Cervical Spondylosis with broad based central disc bulges at C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 IV disc levels with narrowing of spinal canal and mild compression on ventral surface of thecal sac. Bilateral facet joint hypertrophy resulting in further narrowing of spinal canal (however, no herniated disc and Cervical Cord have normal MR signal)
I have acute... (2 replies)
... issues at several different levels I am worried about the results. I think I may stick with my Pain Management doc for awhile longer and then consider seeing a spine surgeon again. Although I really liked the doctor who did my first surgery I think I may look at other options this time around. ... (5 replies)