... My problems are mainly Cervical, and getting worse, with some lower back. I am looking for someone who knows a lot about thoracic spine problem for my cousin. Anyone specialize in Thoracic problems? ... (0 replies)
... Are you under the care of a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon? ... (3 replies)
... Your wife needs to have some further evaluation by a spine specialist. ... (1 replies)
... to have the cyst removed. I was very fortunate to get into see an excellent Neuro Spine surgeon. ... (5 replies)
... of the foramen, which are openings where a spinal nerve exits the spine and goes out to a particular part of the body...in this case the nerve wraps around the side of the hip and runs down the side of the leg into the foot... ... (1 replies)
... the facet joints. These are the synovial joints that are adjacent to the discs and link one vertebra to the next. Along with the discs, they are what allow the spine to bend, twist and have movement, and as such, are subject to arthritic and degenerative change. ... (4 replies)
... Good day all.
My wife went for an MRI a year after back surgery.
Please help me understand what the comments on the report mean. Below is the comment from the report.
MRI Lumbar spine without contrast:
L2-L4 mild disco path with no significant spinal canal stenosis or nerve root truncation. L5-S1 annulus tear fibrosis with no spinal stenosis or nerve root... (4 replies)
... On my follow up visit with my physiatrist he recommended I have a consult with a neuro spine surgeon. My appointment with the surgeon is in a couple of days. I feel very fortunate to get into see this surgeon who is very hard to get in to see. ... (5 replies)
... It is extremely normal to feel exhausted after spine surgery, and it lasts for months. It can take up to a year to regain normal levels of energy...but many begin to feel somewhat better around 12 weeks. ... (1 replies)
... I am a 60 year old female with a history of longstanding spinal stenosis. 14 years ago, I had a two level anterior foramenectomy without fusion due to bone spurs compressing the nerves and causing loss of function of my hand. The surgery was a success.
I have had increased pain throughout my necktie the past anout 4 months ago, I developed pain and heaviness in my... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. This does not sound like any spine issue I am familiar with...which, of course doesn't mean much! It sounds more like an internal organ type of thing. Has she been to her doctor? ... (2 replies)
... hoping someone can provide some advice! My mom has osteoroporosis. A few months ago, she got a couple of fractures in her spine..was managing the pain, did some BoneFit exercises, and gradually became more mobile.
Recently she stretched her arm to do something and suffered extreme pain again..we think she may have had another fracture. But now her stomach is bulging..can eat... (2 replies)
... Hi! It sounds like you have a lot going on there (very similar to what to I was experiencing when I attempted PT). My first day of PT my Therapist went over my MRI with me and was very concerned about starting any type of PT at that time and wrote back to my Doctor that at this point I wouldn't be a candidate for PT.
I highly recommend the PT you are seeing are very... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am a believer in seeing the spine specialist first for an accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment. Many spine surgeons like to direct the patient's care even when surgery is not needed, deciding whether pain management is necessary, referring to physical therapy, etc. ... (4 replies)
... I have recently had a MRI of cervical spine due to constant headache, neck and shoulder pain. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. A MRI of the cervical spine will show both the front and back sides...so I am not sure what you mean by a "posterior cervical MRI. ... (2 replies)
... rtebral endplates that they fasten to. Consequently as we age, discs tend to lose moisture and flatten out and the disc spaces narrow. The sad part is that the spine begins the aging process in our twenties! Just daily living takes its toll and the spine begins to show degenerative changes, often beginning with the discs. ... (3 replies)
... sequence images were obtained through the cervical spine without the use of IV contrast. Standardsequences were obtained. ... (3 replies)
... Discs are comprised of around 90% "water" but there are no vessels that run through to replenish it. As a result, the discs begin to lose moisture and eventually dry out as we age...and, the process of spinal aging begins in our 20s. Lifestyles and genetics make this process happen sooner or later in some, but, we all lose moisture through the discs as we live our lives.
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... Your stenosis is in the neural foramen which are openings between the vertebrae through which the spinal nerve exits the spine and goes out to innervate a particular part of the body. There is only so much room in this opening. ... (4 replies)