... I have had three lumbar spine surgeries but have not had cervical spine surgery. The radiology report doesn't provide enough information to suggest what treatment you might need. ... (5 replies)
... Your symptoms sound very very similar to mine. I have never been sent for heart check-up, the doctors have always looked at spine.
While they originally focused on thoracic, Neuro is now looking at cervical.
But I too have the burning, electric impulse in my chest. I told the Dr it feels like I have a tens unit on my heart that someone turns on an steady pulse and keeps... (3 replies)
... symptom of some spinal cord compression. That phrase means the radiologist isn't sure what is being seen...might be some edema, might be some myelomalacia...the spine specialist needs to review the imaging and even order other tests to confirm what it is. ... (4 replies)
... The cervical spine is different from the lumbar spine in that issues like a herniated disc or stenosis can cause pain that is felt in the neck or along the pathway of the cervical spine. ... (4 replies)
... I would love if someone could talk to me about this. I have been trying to get in to see a neurosurgeon, but it is taking forever. First, my MRI wasn't clear enough as I was in so much pain that I couldn't lay still for such a long time. He requested a sedated MRI which I now have. I'm just impatiently waiting on him to schedule an appointment now.
I'm terrified as this... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. It is a little unusual to have bulging discs in the thoracic spine. Is your pain all on the right side? Pain is usually fairly localized but can run in a band around the chest unless the spinal cord is impacted too.
The discs at a number of levels are protruding. This means that the side of the disc wall is pushed out. It is also known as a... (5 replies)
... Any time there is spinal cord involvement, it makes sense to see a spine surgeon for an accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment. ... (4 replies)
... en the pain is not all that bad and the weakness if inconvenient, but not debilitating. I guess I'm just not sure what the implications of waiting may be, is my spine more vulnerable to falls, accidents, etc. and are there any nuances to this, of which I may not be aware. ... (4 replies)
... Would this be posterior cervical spine surgery? ... (2 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in reconstruction and I would make an appointment for evaluation. ... (5 replies)
... have not explained. I have had severe pain in the cervical and lumbar spine for many years. The cervical one, from 1982 when I had a neck injury and fractured 2 vertebrae. The last 2 MRIs were taken this past Feb. ... (7 replies)
... You never indicated what issues you are having with your cervical spine. Do you have a copy of the MRI report?
Did you get any other "second opinions" to verify if surgery is necessary? I realized I jumped right in with comments directed toward ADR and don't really know what are your issues! (7 replies)
... Visualization is from the skill base to the top of T2 vertebral body. There is normal vertebral body height and alignment. No acute cervical spine fracture identified. ... (2 replies)
... arch a surgeon that one is considering, and this is even more the case when considering ADR surgery. As with any new procedure, there is a certain percentage of spine surgeons who are eager to add it to the services they provide and they do not always have enough experience to be doing it unsupervised. ... (7 replies)
... I would suggest you get another opinion from a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon. ... (7 replies)
... When a spinal nerve is compressed due to a bulging or protruding disc, it can create pain by the spine or anywhere along the path of the nerve, thus, the radiating pain. ... (3 replies)
... The foramen is an opening located at each vertebral segment where the spinal nerve exits the spine to go out to the part of the body it innervates. Severe foraminal stenosis indicates the opening is almost closed, so the nerve is being compressed quite a bit. ... (2 replies)
... I would be more likely to go see a different spine surgeon just to get another opinion. ... (5 replies)
... 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.... ... (5 replies)
... cervical spine radiographs. ... (0 replies)