... bone spurs they will have to go through my back versus the front near the collar bone. The front is a quicker and less painful recovery time. I go back to see my spine specialist next week.. Thanks again for the advice! ... (5 replies)
... hi auntmiss -- sorry to hear about all the pain you are having with your spine. noevr is right -- if you can get an injection try for thurs or fri -- another reason being the steroid will 'facial flush' you. not a painful side effect, but if you are going to go to work, you might want most of that over. if you are having good fortunate with PT tho -- maybe hold off for the... (5 replies)
... Thank you for your advice,I am going to a orthopedic spine specialist, and thankfully it's a Level 1 trauma hospital it is also a teaching hospital thankfully that I'm going to. ... (5 replies)
... I was just diagnosed with Cervical Spine disc herniation c-3 through c-7, C6 and C7 are the worst. I also was told I have bone growth were there shouldn't be bone in my cervical spine, and longer than normal bone spurs. PT seems to be helping and of course the Gabapeton, and Pain meds as needed. My Dr. Is going to hold off with surgery until I start having more symptoms. I... (5 replies)
... Basically I am mostly home with heart failure and other health issues and not that I got that far with walking but now with the limp is worse. The issue with the spine has me curious. Hence my question. Have a nice day. And thanks again. ... (2 replies)
... Does anyone have sort of fierce electrical pains travelling through spine lasts some short time and returns months later. I am 54 and have had these since my mid forties. ... (2 replies)
... Hi I think I would get the epidural. It helps with the inflammation just make sure he uses a flourescope its kinda like a xray that's so he can see where the needls, dye, then medicine is going. If you araid they can give you an oral anti-anxiety med like xanax or ativsn to take when you get there.. my hubby has to do that.
Then that will work with the pt. Try to get it... (5 replies)
... Hi did they say how bad, like percentage, the herniation is? The reason I'm adking if its too bad and its it could be damaging your nerves you should have it repaired right away. On the other hand if its minor sometimes pt and eoidural injections can help it, traction, can help.
You may want to get another opinion. Thats usually recommended. You want to find a... (5 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon, there is very little difference between their training, and that of a neurosurgeon. ... (5 replies)
... I am 33 years old and have had back pain for years. Over the past few months it has become unbearable at times. I had an MRI done and received the results but do not understand exactly what it means:
L4-5- there is mild disc bulging and facet arthropathy with mild lateral recess stenosis on the right.
L5-S1 - there is diffuse disc bulging and osteophytosis resulting in high... (0 replies)
my name is Jack. I had a Spinal cord injury since 2008. I have had 3 surgeries on my neck area, which include C3-C7 plus T1, with a fusion between C5@C6. I have severe burning in my back, feet, and shoulders. Plus i have throbbing pains all in my back and shoulders to. I also have electricity running up and down my back area, with it in my legs and feet to. I have... (2 replies)
... gone missing since, the pain from day 1 is hurendous, it has changed my life....I am on pain patches and zapain, so most of the time im asleep.other options are, spine injections....of wich I am terrified. I do have arthritis, and the pain from that I can accept... ... (0 replies)
... I had XLIF a few years ago and have done well with it. I had had 2 previous posterior surgeries on lumbar spine before, and the lateral approach was much easier recovery. I don't understand why they would do the lateral approach but still open posteriorly. ... (5 replies)
... pinky and ring finger. I aslo have pain in my right shoulderblade as well as twitching and pain that I can only describe as feeling like someone is squeezing my spine in their hand really hard? ... (5 replies)
... MRI of the cervica, spine was performed in sigitttal and axial plaines using spin-echo pulse sequences. proton density and T2 weighted factors were utilized for sagittal imaging.Axial slices were obtained from C2- C3 to the C7-T1 intervertebral disc spaces
Findings: Straightening of the cervical lordosis is noted.
Evaluation of C3-C4 level shows reduction in the signalon... (0 replies)
... I'll post what the MRI says and I'm trying to understand if the main problem seems to be stenosis and could this be the cause of my pain starting on my head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and numbing----- burning of the center spine ------ lumbar pain down to my hips, with numbing of the hips, legs and feet all with extreme pain almost 24/7.
Cervical Spine MRI
.there is... (0 replies)
... that were impinging on my spine along with other degenerative changes. But I wasn't in danger of paralysis immediately and it wouldn't help my neck pain. ... (2 replies)
... space in the foramina of the left side. This causes the foramina to narrow which can cause pain as the spinal nerve travels through the foramina as it exits the spine out to the body. Depending on the amount of narrowing, the spinal nerve will be either irritated or compressed. ... (1 replies)
... and that's without even hearing my symptoms. From my own research on tarlov cyst they alone could be my issues from my waste down, only to be compounded by my C spine issues. ... (4 replies)
... After consulting with 9 spine surgeons over the past year, I've decided to go with the minimally invasive posterior foraminotomy at two levels, C5 and C6, on 2/26. It will be done under fluoroscopy with a microscope and dilating retractors so the incision will be less than an inch. I understand that the posterior approach through muscle can lead to serious long-term pain for... (17 replies)