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MRI- PLEASE HELP
Aug 31, 2002
THESE ARE MY SYMPTOMS, PAIN AND WEAKNESS IN ARMS AND LEGS SHAKEY DIZZY OFF BALANCE FEELING OF AND ON BOWEL AND BLADDER CONTROL PROBLEMS HEAD NECK AND LOWER BACK PAIN RIGHT SIDE LEG AND FOOT SEEM TO BE MORE AFFECTED. I HAD A MRI OF BACK AND NECK AND THIS IS WHAT IT READ:MILD ENDPLATR BULDGE AND SPUR COMPLEXES ARE PRESENT INVOLVING THE CERVICAL SPINE BEGINNING AT C2 AND EXTENDING THROUGH THE LEVEL OF C6-7 THERE IS A MILDLY NARROWED AP DIAMETER OF THE BONY SPINAL CANAL AND SHOWS SLIGHT INDENTATION AND SLIGHT EFFACEMENT OF THE PASSING CORD ESPECIALLY AT THE LEVEL OF C3-4 AND C4-5 AND TO A LESSER DEGREE C5-6 AND C6-7. NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING APPEARS TO BE PRESENT TO SOME DEGREE AT THE LEVEL OF C5-6 BILATERALLY. THERE MAY BE SOME IMPINGEMENT OF EXITING NERVE ROOTS AT THIS LEVEL.
AT THE L1-L2 LEVEL THERE IS DECREASE IN THE HEIGHT AND SIGNAL INTENSITY OF THE DISK SPACE. THERE IS A DIFFUSE DISK BULGE AT THIS LEVEL. AT L3-L4 LEVEL THERE IS A LEFT SIDED INTRAFORMINAL DISK HERNIATION CAUSEING NARROWING OF THE NEURAL FORAMINA THIS IS PROBABLY IMPINGING ON THE LEFT L4 NERVE ROOT. AT L4-L5 LEVEL THERE IS A DECREASE IN THE SIGNAL INTENSITY. THERE ARE BILATERAL SMALL INTRAFORAMINAL DISK HERNIATIONS WITH NARROWING OF THE NEURAL FORAMINA. I DO NOT SEE THE DR. FOR SEVERAL WEEKS,CAN ANY OF THIS EXPLAIN ANY OR ALL OF MY SYMPTOMS??? AND IF SO CAN IT BE TREATED??? THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, LESLIE







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