... I hope you have a well trained, experienced spine specialist to make an accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment for you. ... (3 replies)
... nything. My feet get very tender underneath. Sitting, standing,bending, reaching too long causes extreme pain. I knew something else had to be happening with my spine besides the scoliosis. Bending over also causes shortness of breath. I wondered if maybe the pleural effusion may be the cause of that. Need more input. ... (3 replies)
... The foramen are small openings at each vertebral level that allow spinal nerves to exit the spine and go out to other parts of the body...both these areas are passages for nerves. ... (3 replies)
... thoracic and lumbar spine as detailed above. ... (3 replies)
... shoulders. The instability in your spine could lead to vertebrae scraping causing pain in your neck and shoulders, potentially on both sides. ... (5 replies)
... MRI cervical spine without contrast, pain radiating to the right upper extremity. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Everyone,
I have another result & though it probably belongs on another board, I am posting it here because a lot of my history is in this thread.
"MRI BRAIN" I got the report today, Please can anyone help with this in plain English? This one is truly confusing and it's worrying me terribly!!!
The cortical sulci, cisterns and ventricles are proportionate... (23 replies)
... Thanks Chuck, you've explained a lot. I don't have an appt. with my surgeon until Aug. 13 and will be sure to go over everything in detail with him.
Yea, the numbness & tingling in my arms & hands never go away & most of the time it's worse in the left and my wrist hurts too.
As for the other symptoms you asked about, I do have some pain & numbness in the upper thigh... (10 replies)
... Adjacent segment disease does occur in the lumbar and thoracic spine as well. ... (10 replies)
... Here is what the MRI report says
There are no relevant examinations for comparison. The patient is status post
cervical fusion at C4-C5 and C5-C6.. There is a susceptibility artifact from the
metallic fusion. At C3-C4 there is however a central disc herniation with
ventral impression on the cervical cord. There are no significant cervical cord
signal abnormalities in... (10 replies)
... You're reply came in as I was typing mine :). RE: cervical and lumbar spine issues : A large, multi-institutional study found that ~40% of people with cervical spine issues also had lumbar spine issues without explanatory disease processes (like Ankylosing Spondylitis) so I guess that is pretty common. I, fortunately, do not.
I did, however, have the 500 pound head thing.... (10 replies)
... If not you'll definitely want to have a discussion with your spine surgeon about what could be causing your symptoms. ... (10 replies)
... ble surgery on my lumbar L1 to L5 and am currently going to 3 other specialists that my Ortho Dr is sending me to, to try to find out what's going on in my whole spine so...we'll see what happens. ... (10 replies)
... You may want to discuss with a spine specialist as well if you aren't getting answers. ... (1 replies)
... ChuckStr, what does CSF mean in the results? I see that on mine and I don't know what that stands for??? (5 replies)
... I would consult at least a couple of qualified spine specialist surgeons. I would do it soon. ... (5 replies)
... is that it took two weeks for the arm pain to start. It seems, from your description that is nerve related. I guess it is possible that you had an injury to your spine that caused nerve damage. ... (3 replies)
... heat and rest will only do so much. Your spine is a huger, intricate nerve which corresponds to every other part of your body. ... (3 replies)
... C2 level and also the condition of the rest of your cervical spine. That information along with consultation with trusted spine surgeons will hopefully give guidance on the preferred course of action. Let us know how it goes and Good Luck. ... (1 replies)
... ly reasons for these complex and relatively risky surgeries. From what you described that doesn't sound like you although you should definitely discuss with your spine specialists. ... (5 replies)