... Try testing for brucellosis and tuberculosis ... these diseases damaging the spine and bones (11 replies)
... Hang in there!
Insurance companies are hard to deal with lately. Mine kept turning down a cervical spine MRI until the neuro got on the phone with the insurance doctor in what is called a peer-to-peer. (11 replies)
... The human spine begins its aging process in our twenties, so many people experience degenerative changes in their 30s and 40s. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you for reply.
Mri had typo and so impression still reflecting error. Findings of moderate to severe stenosis at c5/c6 with extensive productive bony change.
Surgeon suggested mild:moderate spinal cord compression at c4.
Mri report does not mention cord at c4:c5 only roots.
Are you saying cord compression is same as stenosis? (4 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon and the neurosurgeon. Just be sure the practice is limited to treating neck and back. ... (11 replies)
... find a good fellow trained spine doctor. ... (12 replies)
... It is hard to say how many levels of the cervical spine were shown, but report indicates degenerative disc disease with spondylolisthesis. ... (11 replies)
... The likelihood of further damage depends on many factors including the extent of cord compression and if there is an accompanying spine instability. According to my surgeon, the likelihood of severe injury is basically the same as the. ... (4 replies)
... within the incompletely imaged upper cervical spine there is multilevel spondylolisthesis in degenerative disc disease. ... (11 replies)
... I hope you get approval soon for additional MRIs. I only have lumbar spine issues and my balance is terrible. There are many places that can affect balance. ... (12 replies)
... These are the openings between vertebrae through which nerves leave the spine and extend to other parts of the body. ... (3 replies)
... Hi and thanks for reading my post. I started out experiencing severe pain in the left shoulder blade area of my back. After a couple months this progressed to left arm weakness, pain in my left triceps and forearm and terrible numbness and tingling in the first two fingers of my left hand. This progression has lasted for 6 weeks now and doesn't seem to be getting much better.... (3 replies)
... He said my cervical spine wasn't as bad as the report, although there are issues. ... (12 replies)
... Thanks! I thought it strange that the mri made no mention of the curve... Also guessing what looked like degeneration on the xray was probably the lesions...just so nerve wracking waiting for tests and appointments!! I have been reading up on Tarlov cysts since you mentioned it...do they often do surgical excision on these? I am on so much pain now I dread thinking they will... (6 replies)
... You might want to make an appointment with an orthopedic spine surgeon, particularly after you get all the spine MRIs back. ... (6 replies)
... gnosis since then and still no answers..they have ruled out osteoporosis and all blood work is normal... The scans showing different results...I have a chest and spine MRI with contrast schedule for next week...so my questions are...what illnesses appear like degeneration and scoliosis on xray but show as lesions on MRI? ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for your help, I have never heard of an orthopedic spine specialist but you can bet I will find one! We do have several teaching hospitals within a couple hours from our home, I will begin searching now!! ... (4 replies)
... How frustrating! I agree on you getting a second opinion from an orthopedic spine specialist! You should never have to be stuck with one doctor. ... (4 replies)
... You need to get a second opinion from a real spine specialist. Since you have already seen a neurosurgeon I suggest you find an orthopedic spine specialist willing to look at the previous surgery and what is going on with you. ... (4 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon. ... (3 replies)