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... d in the neural foramina. The foramen is an opening located on both left and right sides for each vertebra and it allows the individual spinal nerve to exit and spine and go out to the area of the body the nerve innervates. ... (3 replies)
... almost everyone will have spinal stenosis at some time or another. Its simply a narrowing of the spine and where the fluid goes through it. Ive been told I have stenosis for over 20 years now and it hasnt gotten any worse but I do have nerve impingement as well. ... (3 replies)
... Keep in mind that you will be limited to the number of epidural steroid injections you can have in one year. Many spine surgeons limit them to three per year. Unfortunately they have become something that is almost required by insurance carriers before surgery will be considered. ... (11 replies)

... Thanks for your reply MSNIK. I feel much better now that I saw a recommended spine surgeon who went over my MRI films with me. ... (11 replies)
... I myself have 4 herniated discs. C4-t1. I seen neuro and they said you must see pain mamagement and try injections unless emergency trauma to the neck. Ive been Going thru injections and has helped sum. But wearing off. Seeinv surgeon next week to see what else. Tried physical therapy as well. See neuro to ease your mind. Very common. (11 replies)
... Hi again.... I went to an ortho-spine surgeon on Monday for a 2nd opinion on my MRI that I first wrote about in this thread. He only looked at the films (not written report) and went over what he saw. I have 3 level herniation c4-5, c5-6, c6-7. C5/6 being the worse with the matter extremely close to touching the actual cord. He believes in am getting most of my... (11 replies)
... No one ever did say how fast it progresses. I am interested also. I was diagnosed with Myelomalacia in 2016. After an ACDF in 2015 for a spur on the spine and ruptured disc my symptoms returned 2 weeks after the surgery. My neurosurgeon was tearful after I finally convinced my PCP to order an MRI. ... (10 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Have you seen either an orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon for an accurate diagnosis, and were referred to pain management? ... (1 replies)
... pain in left hand and in both shoulders. also, burning sensation across left shoulder pain down spine when I put head back. I have had this pain for about 5 years and has progressively gotten worse. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you so much for your post. Very informative. I have had lower back problems as well. The bulging disc etc. that's been going on for 20 years so I just live with. I have had the shots there. My GP sent me to this spine orthopedic surgeon because as He said, I don't like to jump on the surgery band wagon and He doesn't do surgery unless there is no other option, but this... (4 replies)
MRI Help PLEASE
Mar 30, 2017
... judged to be severe at these same levels, on the LEFT side. The foramina are small openings located at each vertebral segment that allow the nerves to exit the spine to go out to the area of the body the nerve innervates. ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I would suggest you get another opinion from a neurosurgeon. I assume the orthopedic surgeon was an orthopedic spine surgeon. You only want to see specialists that treat neck and back issues only. ... (4 replies)
MRI Results
Mar 30, 2017
... Good luck with your surgery. If the two herniated discs in the lumbar spine are compressing a spinal nerve, I'm afraid you will still have whatever symptoms that are coming from that compression. Do you have leg or sciatic pain? ... (4 replies)
MRI Results
Mar 29, 2017
... L spine and the 2 herniated in my L spine 1 pushing in each direction on the nerve roots. Just hoping the neck surgery takes care of most of it don't really want my back messed with. ... (4 replies)
MRI Help PLEASE
Mar 29, 2017
... Dec 2017 hurt cervical spine while lifting. Symptoms were immediate. ... (1 replies)
... Hello everyone. I am new here and I had a few questions. Originally went to doctor in Jan for really bad shoulder pain. Which led to MRI of cervical spine. My symptoms originally were shoulder/bicep/ pectoral pain with considerable drop of shoulder. It looks kinda like it's lost its shape. Once the pain went down to my fingers, the doc ordered the cervical MRI. Saw... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I wonder if you have consulted with either an orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon? ... (1 replies)
... I don't know what type of doctor ordered your MRI but I would suggest you see a spine specialist for an accurate diagnosis and plan for treatment. This could be either an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon. ... (2 replies)
... I don't know what type of doctor ordered your MRI but I would suggest you see a spine specialist for an accurate diagnosis and plan for treatment. This could be either an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you teteri66 and MSNik for reading my post and for the info. It's a relief hearing C2-3 herniation isn't uncommon! The few things I've read and the lack of information had me belive otherwise. I am definitely going to make an appointment with a neuro-spine specialist tomorrow. Teteri66 - I did read that arcticle on the Superior Cervical Ganglion Syndrome and I... (11 replies)


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