... TO be honest I haven't been told much at all. When I went back to see my consultant to discuss the results of my recent MRI he wouldn't discuss it with me and said let's get this lumbar multi level fusion done first and then we can discuss what will happen next. I'm not happy with the way he won't discuss my recent MRI results. I managed to get a copy of the MRI on a disc and... (2 replies)
... I was under the impression it is due to the degeneration and poor muscular support for my spine I have seen the images at the doctor's surgery and he pointed to the L4 L5 area, particularly in a flexing xray, and determined that was the most likely cause. ... (3 replies)
... arms and hands. I have a lot of pain with tingling and numbness in all my limbs. I have had another MRI lumbar and cervical but it picked up some of the thoracic spine as well. ... (2 replies)
... I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and after an MRI, scintigraph scan and numerous Xrays, the orthopedic surgeon has offered me the option of an IDET. I have been experiencing intense pain in my lower back which extends down my leg into my foot and at times the pain is excruciating and is affecting my quality of life. Moving and walking ease the... (3 replies)
... lucky in that we can find so much information online these days, including brief cvs showing where they went to school and did their training, whether they had a spine fellowship, whether there have been any lawsuits, etc. ... (3 replies)
... I truly appreciate you responding to my post. I can always sit here and wonder "what if" and am I over reacting. But getting the validation you gave me, gives me great comfort knowing that I need to follow my gut and obtain more opinions, and especially do my homework on who will touch my cervical spine. I so regret having her be so flippant on her approach to her suggestions... (3 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon, or a neurosurgeon whose practice is limited to the back and neck. ... (3 replies)
... I slipped and fell out the back of a truck the third week in September still in a lot of pain they still have me wearing a neck collar to releave pressure off my spine they just done the Mri last week but still not telling me anything that sounds like plain English. ... (0 replies)
... a concussion and whiplash. Through out the years I have progressively gotten more pain, with more numbness and such, 1st MRI 2008 shows all disc's in my cervical spine herniated. Got a steroid injection for that. ... (3 replies)
... Patient has back pain from cervical to lumbar and hip area, with shoulder pain, arm pain and leg pain. Hx of lumbar herniated. Need to evaluation of spine abnormalities. ... (0 replies)
... The foramen won't magically open up, but often that is not the only thing leading to compression of the nerves. There is usually some sort of inflammatory process that is causing the nerves to swell as well. That can sometimes be addressed with things like steroids or other anti-inflammatories. PT can strengthen the supporting muscles to slow down or occasionally stop the... (4 replies)
... Hi and welcome to the boards! Straightening of the cervical spine usually occurs from muscle spasm in the neck muscles. ... (1 replies)
... schlatter's disease as a teenager. After being diagnosed with having a straight cervical spine my dr. ... (1 replies)
... cord and possibly touching it. This sounds bad, but may or may not be causing you problems. The bone spurs are unlikely to get better but you can stabilize your spine through exercise and potentially keep that from getting worse. ... (4 replies)
I've had another MRI in September (had one last year following a C6-c7 disc herniation) and I wondered what the long term outlook might be if I don't have surgery to widen the foramina holes (I wish I could just dremmel them!) as I'm receiving a course of physiotherapy which isn't really doing much to relieve the constant burning pain in my neck, nor the stabbing pains... (4 replies)
... Unfortunately while I feel comfortable commenting on the spine, my knowledge of the brain is very limited and I wouldn't want to say something that turned out to be wrong.
It appears to me that the scan of your head may reveal more information that may be relevant to the headache symptoms than did the MRI.
Do you have an appointment with a neurologist? If I had your... (8 replies)
... May I ask why you had the MRI performed?
So you have a small bulge - that isn't causing any stenosis or impingement and two small bone spurs (osteophyte's) that are not doing much either. Essentially it looks good.
I would however want to ask about the small hemangioma (benign mass). They are quite common and I would imagine only need to be addressed if causing some... (8 replies)
... The craniocervical junction and cervical spinal cord have normal signal. Straightening of the cervical spine. Mild disc desiccation throughout the cervical spine present. Normal cervical vertebral body height and alignment. Probable small hemangioma versus focal fat at C5. ... (8 replies)
... The spinal nerve is affected when "something" presses into it or compresses or otherwise irritates it. The pain can be felt at the level of the nerve in the spine or anywhere along the dermatome path, depending on the extent of the compression. ... (3 replies)
I'm new to the forum and I had just recently had an MRI of the Cervical Spine.
I am curious as to what it is actually saying. I am not really understanding the interpretation and I really would like to have a better understanding as to what all of this means.
I have had really bad neck, shoulder and arm pain which keeps getting worse in the last few months. The... (3 replies)