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thank you forth replies. at this point I don't know if my symptoms are anxiety/depression. My left back muscle being much smaller than the right really freaks me out, even though people say its normal cuz the left side is my weak side.

so I saw the Rx for the MRI it says that it is the cervical spine hpn...which I looked online and saw herniated disc. I guess my doctor is suspecting something other than ms.

does any of you have similar symptoms?
[QUOTE=sullenx;4320843]so I saw the Rx for the MRI it says that it is the cervical spine hpn...which I looked online and saw herniated disc. I guess my doctor is suspecting something other than ms. [/QUOTE]


Just to let you know: A MRI of the cervical spine is also used for MS.

MS is a disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which is the brain and spine. Lesions can and do show up in any or all of those areas.

It could also be as you suspect - your doctor is looking for something else other than MS.
I've spent one of the most horrible weeks of my life. The anxiety took the best of me.

I developed painful muscle knots, on my back, stomach and chest. When I'd get up, the pain was unbearable. I went to the ER because they all went into spasm in unison...scary stuff...

This is the result of 4 nights without sleep!!!... I had to make an emergency visit to my primary, he gave me xanax and i was able to sleep and take control of the muscle spasm.

I just got the results back from my MRI and they read the following:

"
Findings: The visualized portions of the posterior fossa are unremarkable. The cervical spinal cord is formal in signal.

Cervical curvature is within normal range. No compression deformities or bone marrow edema.

At C1-C2, the predental space is normal. The dens is intact.

At C2-C3 through C5-C6, there is degenerative signal of disc without loss of height. At C3-C4 and C5-C6, shallow posterior central disc protrusions minimally efface the anterior subarachnoid space. No foraminal encroachment. The facet joints are unremarkable.

At C6-C7 and C7-T1, the discs maintain normal height and signal intensity. No central canal or formanial encroachment. The facet joints are unremarkable.

The prevertebral soft tissues are normal. The retrospinous tissues are intact.


Conclusion:

AT C3-C4 and C5-C6, Posteriror central disc protrusions minimally efface the anterior subarachnoid space."


My doctor looked at it and laughed and said, where did you get all these protrusions. Then he looked at the films and said there wasn't anything serious here and that they are not protrusions but more like spots. He sent me to physical therapy and ordered some more blood work to rule out arthritis.


It worries me a little that i have "protrusions" but my doctor says that i'm fine and not to worry about it.
Your anxiety could very well be the root cause of your dilemma, BUT from what you wrote, the MRI only looked at your posterior fossa and cervical spine (Your brain stem and neck). If your doctor was concerned about MS, the MRI should have looked at your head and cervical spine both. While lesions could be on the brain stem, they could very well be above the brain stem too.

Ask your doctor about the rest of your brain and MRI.

If your anxiety lessens and your symptoms persist, you may need to change doctors. Also, it would appear that your doctor did not explain your results clearly. You have every right to leave the doctor's office with all the information explained clearly to you. :angel:





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