... Inserted the donor graft and cages. Closed me up then turn me on my stomach to make an incision on my lower spine to put in the hardware. They said when they go in through the side it seems to create severe nerve pain on the opposite side of where they went in. ... (0 replies)
... Hopefully your surgeon will have some suggestions for you. If not, get an appointment with a different spine surgeon. ... (1 replies)
... Could someone please analyze my MRI report. Thanks.
Alignment and osseous structures:
There is normal vertebral alignment. There is no obvious spondylolysis or listhesis. There is type I Modic change at the superior end plates of the C5 and C6 vertebral bodies. This is seen as iso to hypo intense on T1W images and hyper intense on T2W images. The rest of the visualized... (0 replies)
... Rudimentary disc - did not fuse during late teen years of development.
levoscoliosis - curve to the left in spine.
Welcome to the board, we are sorry you have to be here. I'm assuming you are from Israel. I hope that they have some great treatment centers there that can help you with non-invasive treatments at first, and work up if necessary.
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... Welcome to the board. I couldn't tell from your post whether you are under the care of either an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. This would be an important first step if you are being treated by another type of physician. Did you have back surgery in the past? ... (1 replies)
... 3 back surgerys still in great pain, a resent mri
Examination: Lumbar spine MRI with and without contrast
Comparison: 10/21/2010 and 9/29/2010
Additional clinical data: Post laminectomy syndrome, back pain, 722.83
Technique: Axial and sagittal T1 and T2; Axial and sagittal T1 with and without fat-sat postcontrast (1 replies)
... Hi, I have been getting severe pain lower back and especially right side. I went hospital, uti strep had 2 antiobotics z3 weeks lately still severe pain, had MRI done my fusion lower back they found 3 bulging disks and narrowing and stuff, like he said all my doctors brighams, worry about health excercises, and therapy and stuff, ill worry about anonomy, he's right, don't... (1 replies)
... Sounds like a cool Surgeon. As for the combo fusion disc replacement on multi levels, yes that is done too. I saw a guy that had a fusion on one level and a disc replacement just above during the same procedure. There is a Surgeon in Reno that does inovative surgeries. I believe the practice is called Sierra Spine?
If I had a choice and felt confident about the durability... (5 replies)
... like symptoms like numbness and tingling so I went to see an MS specialist neuro who was fantastic. She had an MRI of my spine done as well and basically said that since the clinical and MRI pictures weren't really indicative of MS that we should watch the lesions. ... (4 replies)
... What has your experience with ms or cervical spine issues been like? ... (4 replies)
... The neuro ordered an MRI of my C Spine a new Brain MRI and a Spinal Tap. I am now waiting for the results of these two tests. ... (4 replies)
... there is from your description, then surgery may be your only option. In my opinion, whenever surgery is on the table I would get multiple opinions from the best spine specialists you can find. People who work with folks with back problems all the time. ... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone. Are you like me? Have you suffered a fusion and or spinal disease / disorder? Are you about to get surgery? Have you already had one? Perhaps you're a medical professional with expertise in the field?
A quick introduction, I am a 52 year old male that has worked very hard and been very physical my whole life. I was always very healthy and rarely needed a... (5 replies)
... I did keep my GP in the loop and he supported my decision but all of the best spine surgeons in the region are not in his referral network. ... (10 replies)
... Yeah, that MRI report is pretty crappy. There is no indication of the degree of central canal or foraminal stenosis. No AP measurements of the canal, and no indication of verified impingement or not. As gmac suggests, seeing a fellowship trained spine specialist (or 2) is a good next step. They should be able to interpret your MRI findings and recommend next steps. Given that... (2 replies)
... day. The radiologist doesnt note on your MRI the severity of central canal narrowing or facet hypertrophy so if i were you i would want to have my MRI seen by a spine specialist neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who has completed a fellowship in spines. ... (2 replies)
... That's great. The spine surgeon in charge of my care currently believes the same way. He basically said "I don't care much about your MRI, other than how it relates to your symptoms. ... (26 replies)
... So I'm back and happy to report that the surgeon does not want to do surgery at this time. Since I do not have numbness or neuro symptoms at the moment he does not want to take that approach. He said my MRI findings are really bad and people would normally feel miserable with a herniation to this extent but I feel fine. 40% of the disc is compressing the spine (he said... (26 replies)
... Hi Michael,
How long were you taking diazepam? That, and to a greater extent withdrawal from diazepam, can cause many of the symptoms you are experiencing. Symptoms tend to dissipate after a time dependent on the dosage and length of exposure. You may want to discuss that with the prescribing physician.
I assume that your neuro was looking to rule out MS with the brain... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I wonder if your neurologist tested for multiple sclerosis? (4 replies)