... t the spine and nerves as neuros. I could be wrong in my assumption though. ... (6 replies)
... Surgery in the lower lumbar spine creates some change that soft tissue and muscles must adjust to. This can change your gait, the way you stand, etc. ... (1 replies)
... told him about my right arm he did a few tests and told me I have lost all bicep muscle and this was associated with the c 5 area and I needed to get back to my spine doc, who when he did the same tests. ... (6 replies)
... i was told by 3 spine NS's that i cant have surgery anymore, ive had 4 but just lumbar laminectomies not de tethering surgery. ... (2 replies)
... Hello FedUpMom,
I am not familiar with spine-shortening vertebral osteotomy but I to have the issues with tethered cord. I am 24 and about to have my 3rd surgery actually this Friday. I know how painful it can be. For me the nerve pain and numbness in my legs is the worst but I am also experiencing even more trouble with my bladder and bowel this time. I pray that you are... (2 replies)
... Was it an ortho spine surgeon? ... (1 replies)
... Can someone tell me do they do a CT scan of the "chest" to check spine cyst? ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Have you had previous spine surgery such as a discectomy? ... (2 replies)
... ning of the normally observed cervical lordosis and diffuse cervical disc dehydration dhange. The posterior fossa is clear. Discogenic changes in the midcervical spine are most pronounced, characterized by endplate ridging, early disc height loss, and formation of dorsal disc osteophytes. ... (27 replies)
... I have tried Pt. and yes it was measured weakness in my left hand. I have tried 2 rounds of oral steroids and 2 Epidural Steroid injections now. After the second steroid injections I was in horrible pain, the steroids just did not help me. So no more oral or injections for me. Yes pain in arm in neck . This has been a long road. I see my Orthopedic spine surgeon every 4 -6... (13 replies)
... Multiplanar sequences of the cervical spine were obtained. No comparison studies were available at the time of reporting. ... (0 replies)
... 1st let me thank you for the info!
No I never had a lumbar surgery other than this one.
I did have a 2 level fusion on my neck Dec 2011. The discs were degenerated and collapsed and were leaning on my spinal cord. I was told I may or may not have to have additional surgery in the future above or below.
Because I am having the same pains I had before my neck surgeries,... (9 replies)
... I would imagine your surgeon wants to rule out that your continuing symptoms are coming from your spine and related issues that might be caused by the recent surgery, rather than from an issue with the bowel itself, another neurological problem, etc. ... (9 replies)
... Be careful, They said the same thing 4 years later another nero. surgeon looked back at my old mri and said that I have 2 broke bones. I went to 4 doctor's, mri, cat, scan, xray, so make sure that you have a second opinion, especially if it is a work comp case, or if you were in a wreck. Just to make it a safe judgement call on your part. Like I sad this new Nero. surgeon... (2 replies)
... Hi moonstar, In 1982, age 26, hurt my back, had 4 lumbar surgeries L4-5, L5-S1 & had increasing pain, saw NS every 6 weeks for 17 years, had regular MRI's, worked until i became unable due to pain, started PM & had every kind of PT, injection then prescribed fentanyl patch for last14 years & my diagnosis all of that time was failed back surgery syndrome. I saw a new NS in... (9 replies)
... Hi thanks for the reply...It would be on L2 and 3 and L4 and 5..Sorry if i don't get all the terms right i'm new at this he he ...My pain started 7 months ago..I have had all the injections you could have for your lumbar spine..I.E facet joint etc......Two days ago i had a discogram and i am suffering so bad from that..My dr said if its three discs that are painful then no... (3 replies)
... Grade 1 retrolisthesis of L4-L5
L3-L4 moderate central canal stenosis
Prior laminectomy changes are noted at l4-l5 and L5-S1
At L4-L5 there is some epidural enhancement, likley representing epidural scar noted on the right. This causes mild mass effect on the thecal sac without significant central canal stenosis. There may be also some mild mass effect on the right neural... (2 replies)
I recentky had MRI of Cervical spine and have been told that Mild Disc Osteophyte noted at C5-C6.
Doctor is advising me to Cervical Nucleoplasty procedure...
Are there any complications post procedure OR it is better to try with Physiotherapy first..
Any advice would be great.. (0 replies)
... Has anyone had a nerve block done? Go next week to pain doc, he's going to put one in my neck. Says it might help with the bad headaches I get. Have bulging disc in neck with neck and arm pain. Weakness, numbness and tingling in had. Just wondering if it helped anyone? (5 replies)
... Yes I saw a spine surgeon. He didn't want to do anything because he only did a neck MRI. Which showed a bulging disc and bone spurs. ... (11 replies)