... adiates out into a dull pain around another inch or two. My skin over the center point feels very sensitive during this time. I can press on the right side of my spine where it hurts and my spine will always pop. Press on the left side where it doesn't hurt and nothing happens. ... (0 replies)
... Hi there! I'm new on this board and just wanted to say that we have extremely similar stories. I had my acdf on c5-c6 on May 13th. I also was not in extreme pain but was more of a worry regarding the compressed nerve and pressure on spine. I too am a scuba diver and weight lifter( in the past) which is how I think this all started! I would like to follow how your doing so I... (15 replies)
... Thank you Millard for your encouraging words. It really is frustrating feeling like you have to bounce around from doc to doc just to get answers. I have made an appt with a neurosurgeon in a couple weeks so hopefully I will be more informed.
Back in 2010 I did go to one of the top spine neurosurgeons in Atlanta when I had radiculopathy in my arm (C6 C7). He treated me... (5 replies)
... The next level down looks OK. You might try "extending" the spine and seeing if something happens. ... (2 replies)
... Lumbar spine demonstrates maintenance of normal curvature, alignment, verterbral body height and marrow signal density. ... (5 replies)
... I see a spine doctor and recently due to hand tremors I started seeing a neurologist. ... (0 replies)
... I also am truly moved by the strength you have!
You are one tough LADY! I say that with the upmost of respect.
Now back to your question.......
I would suggest asking about a "Myelogram". It would give you & your doctor a very clear picture of how bad your spinal cord is flatten. How bad the foraminal stenosis really is.
The "Myelogram" isn't cheap... (2 replies)
... I have to totally agree with WD.
I was in the latter category for a long time with each year more symptoms would appear. As in the electrical feelings, the pain & the sick nerve feeling.... Finally I was in the loss of motor function within a couple weeks or last month before surgery. I honestly never had a real loss of strength & have yet to even after the double surgery.... (11 replies)
... Did they give you a number in which you r spine is compressed ? ... (3 replies)
... Symptoms due to spinal cord compression are electrical sensations... not pain in the sense you are describing. Nerves give off the pain you are describing. But you can do something about most nerve pain with exercise. A physical therapist(who has you doing strength training and stretching and cardio) is your best bet to alleviate the pain. It will take time but keep at it... (11 replies)
... Is the problem in your cervical or lumbar spine? (3 replies)
... That's true, but I am used to looking at MRI's of the cervical spine, and there is even less room there. As I said, I'm not professional, but my amateur take on it is that the radiologist is not being unreasonable... (11 replies)
... 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)
... Hi, this seems a really active and informative board so thought I'd ask your opinion. I was diagnosed with C5/6 and C6/7 cord compression / flattening in 2004 after suffering severe neck pain and numbness and pins and needles in both arms. I have EDS which causes vertebral instability but I think a charity parachute jump put the tin hat on things! I was 41 then. After rehab... (2 replies)
... y neck...with the neck I have pain radiating up the left side and massive headaches...they have gotten better due to my pain doc doing nerve burns in my cervical spine and lower spine they have done a total of 9 surgeries between the steroid shots in my spine and then test procedures and then the nerve burns... ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone. I've had bad back pain for the last 2.5 years resulting from a water tubing accident in which my back was injured from a whiplash type event. I did not seek immediate medical help for it because I thought it wasn't something that wouldn't heal on its own. It started to feel better, but about 6 months later I was lifting something and got a shooting pain that put... (11 replies)
Here is the pre-op CT scan report:
CT cervical spine W/O contrast
Technique: This section axial CT were obtained through the entire cervical spine. To optimally asses the base of the dens and C2 vertebra, coronal multiplanar reformatted images were created. To optimally asses vertebral alignment and prevertebral soft tissue as well a spinous processes and... (4 replies)
... Loosing function of whole body shortnes of breath
Swallowing difficuties hard to exhale whole body cold head presure started from waist down hips saddle area on down
numbness through whole body (3 replies)
... Can cauda equina get so bad cause nerve disfunction through whole body maybe turning into ms muscle spasms through whole body maybe causing spine fluid presure to brain not showing on mri (3 replies)
... I have severe spinal stenosis of l5s1 spine specialist says would not cause urine retention and non relaxing anal sphicter? ... (2 replies)