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... Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie and would like to know anyone's opinion on my full spinal MRI, specifically MYELOMALACIA. I am familiar with most of the findings, I just wanted other opinions. Considering changing my neurosurgeon, I feel he isn't telling me everything. Just brushes things off to arthritis, which I do know is present, but there are other things going on from what I'm... (0 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie and would like to know anyone's opinion on my full spinal MRI, specifically MYELOMALACIA. I am familiar with most of the findings, I just wanted other opinions. Considering changing my neurosurgeon, I feel he isn't telling me everything. Just brushes things off to arthritis, which I do know is present, but there are other things going on from what I'm... (4 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie and would like to know anyone's opinion on my full spinal MRI, specifically MYELOMALACIA. I am familiar with most of the findings, I just wanted other opinions. Considering changing my neurosurgeon, I feel he isn't telling me everything. Just brushes things off to arthritis, which I do know is present, but there are other things going on from what I'm... (0 replies)

... I'll look into a spine specialist if things look like they'll dead end with this doctor. ... (4 replies)
... I don't know. I've dealt with orthopedic spine specialists and neurosurgeon spine specialists. I think the most important thing is the spine specialist part. I don't think I'd want a neurosurgeon that does only brain operations cutting into my spine. ... (4 replies)
Straight Spine
Mar 28, 2014
... s one of those frustrating problems that can in fact be very painful. You did not describe there your spine is in fact straight. ... (1 replies)
Straight Spine
Mar 27, 2014
... ray today. My spine is very straight. Prescribed more muscle relaxers and after visit today and being turned every which way I decided to take one. I feel sleepy but still in pain. ... (1 replies)
... I ended up seeing 11 different doctors, including 3 neurosurgeons and 3 orthopedic spine surgeons. 3 of the spine surgeons were professors at large medical schools, and all 3 were directors of spine surgery. ... (7 replies)
... ACDF plus posterior fusion. A lot depends on the curvature of your spine in the region where they plan to operate, and the pathology of your stenosis. ... (5 replies)
... If you don't mind saying, did you have your surgery done by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon? ... (17 replies)
... I am having a cervical laminectomy and fusion of C4 to C6 in 2 weeks. My spine is fused everywhere else from ankylosing spondylitis. ... (17 replies)
... Hi Kravan I hope you are doing ok. What levels were they intending to decompress? It looks like you have some pretty significant narrowing of your spinal canal at more levels than 3. I'm not a doctor so can't diagnose anything but if you look up myelopathy you can see some of the dangers of waiting too long to decompress the spinal cord. They include persistent weakness, pain,... (7 replies)
... I've also had that sort of feeling although not from my ear. It can be caused by nerve root impingement in the cervical spine. If you look up "cervicogenic facial pain" you should find information about it. I'm not a doctor so have no idea if that's what it is for you, but I bet that's what it is for me... Mine is very sporadic so I've never sought specific treatment. It's... (1 replies)
... The MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle, and the findings need to be correlated with what the spine specialist finds upon physical exam, basic neurologic exam and after listening to your description of symptoms and how they affect your life. ... (7 replies)
... or three to six months. And most comment there was a noticeable turning point at the one year mark. Patience is a necessary trait to develop when one has a big spine surgery. ... (2 replies)
... The reading radiologist also indicates a diffuse patchy signal change in cord indicative of possible myelomalacia. Two other radiologists, my neurologist and spine specialist I've seen disagree with that. ... (7 replies)
Weird symptoms
Apr 7, 2014
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon. They sometimes approach issues slightly differently from the neurosurgeons, and it can be good for comparison. ... (3 replies)
... urgery to remove the broken hardware, and was refused. While it improved her situation, it did not resolve all pain as there was permanent nerve damage, but her spine is now stable. ... (1 replies)
... Severe degenerative disease throughout the cervical spine causing moderate central canal stenosis at multiple levels and scattered areas of severe foraminal stenosis. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks for sharing your story. It's similar to mine. So far Ice, Heat & traction have relieved most of my pain. Still there but not as intense. I wish you well on your recovery. Please keep us posted. :) (7 replies)


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