... The cervical spine is supposed to be curved inward as is the lumbar spine, with the middle part, the thoracic spine curving outward. I wonder if the doctor mentioned that the curve had flattened or straightened? ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I'm not sure why a rheumatologist is suggested. I would suggest a visit to a spine specialist as the cord compression could be responsible for your symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... I recently saw a MS specialist just for screening since my sister was just diagnosed and I do have some symptoms, such as a strong intolerance to heat, odd feelings in my legs, such as cold running down them, weakness in my legs (everything is worse on the right), I can't remember things, tremors of head and hands, numbness, tingling, burning, etc.
Anyhow, I just got my... (1 replies)
... trained orthopedic spine surgeon as well as a neurosurgeon. The two specialties have similar training but sometimes approach an issue slightly differently. ... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Spondylosis is a term used to describe degeneration in the spine. Sometimes people will say it is spinal arthritis. Nothing specific causes it, but it is a common result of everyday wear and tear...and it often develops in our 30s and 40s.
A common symptom of this degeneration is found in the intervertebral discs, which in your case are bulging, but... (2 replies)
... I think seeing a physical therapist would help a lot. I have had many spine issues and did therapy for a few years and found it helped a lot. Arm pain comes with what you have and should respond well. ... (2 replies)
... I see a neurosurgeon soon, but wanted to know if anyone had a similar DX and how you felt after surgery? I go from hopeful for a cure for this chronic pain to terrified of having spinal neck surgery! That I might be worse off.
I don't really understand much about the MRI findings. Does this mean the spinal cord is involved?
here is what the MRI showed:
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... In either case, I think you would benefit from a consultation with a spine specialist. ... (1 replies)
... The foramina are the openings through which a spinal nerve exits the spine to go out to a particular part of the body. ... (3 replies)
... C4 neural foraminal heterogenous and mildly enhancing lesion, compared to 2014 and 2015 cervial spine MRI studies. ... (3 replies)
... My MRI reports says Cervical Spondylosis with broad based central disc bulges at C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 IV disc levels with narrowing of spinal canal and mild compression on ventral surface of thecal sac. Bilateral facet joint hypertrophy resulting in further narrowing of spinal canal (however, no herniated disc and Cervical Cord have normal MR signal)
I have acute... (2 replies)
... issues at several different levels I am worried about the results. I think I may stick with my Pain Management doc for awhile longer and then consider seeing a spine surgeon again. Although I really liked the doctor who did my first surgery I think I may look at other options this time around. ... (5 replies)
... ing the foramina on the left side to narrow...this process of narrowing is referred to as "stenosis." The foramen is an opening where the spinal nerve exits the spine to get out to the part of the body it innervates. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I would think you could get into see some orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon sooner than that. In the meantime I suggest you don't receive chiropractic again until you find out if you have spinal nerve involvement. ... (1 replies)
... When you refer to your ortho, would that be the surgeon who worked on your knee or was it a spine specialist? ... (1 replies)
... nal cord, and the neuroforamen, often just called the foramen....which are an opening located at the end of the vertebra that allows the spinal nerve to exit the spine to go out to the area of the body it innervates. If a blockage occurs in either area, the result is a "pinched" nerve. ... (5 replies)
... I was dig nosed 15 years ago with degenerative spine disorder. After the initial issue the pain went away and I got back to normal. 7 years ago I was injured and had to have a knee surgery. ... (1 replies)
... I would suggest you see a different spine specialist... ... (3 replies)
... es I was injured two years ago. I was horse playing and someone jumped on my back piggy back style. My last MRI was two years ago. I am seeing doctor at my local spine center. He gave me two cortisone shots yesterday and referred me back to physical therapy again and called on another round of muscle relaxers. ... (3 replies)
... What does this all mean??? Any help greatly appreciated. Can some please explain this CT Scan so I have some idea what it means???
FINDINGS: Straightening of usual cervical lordosis. No osseous sclerotic or osseous loose lesion appreciated. The usual low attenuation visualized portions mastoid air cells. Mild hypertrophic changes C1-C2 with small spurs. On scout image,... (5 replies)