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Hi, Everyone,
As you may know from my previous post, I have been suffering for 4 days after reinjuring my neck 6 months after ACDF C5-6. Here are my MRI findings:

(I am just giving you the important stuff).

C2-3, C3-4 - fine

At the C4-5 level, mild concentric ridge and annular disc bulge abut the ventral portion of the cervical spinal cord. There is a small left paracentral-lateral disc herniation which also abuts the left ventral portion of the cervical spinal cord. The spinal canal is moderately stenotic.

At the C5-6 level (WHERE I HAD ACDF IN 4/07), moderate concentric posterior ridge abuts the ventral portion of the cervical spinal cord. The spinal canal is moderately stenotic.

At the C6-7 level, a small right paracentral-lateral disc herniation which also abuts the ventral portion of the cervical spinal cord. The spinal canal is moderately stenotic.

Postcontrast imaging sequence demonstrates degenerative, superimposed upon, postoperative marrow enhancement at the C5-6 level. [B]?????[/B]

[B]IMPRESSION:[/B]
Status post ACDF at C5-6 with postoperative changes as described above. Spinal stenosis from C4-5 through C6-7, secondary to a combination of congenital and acquired spinal stenosis.

Small disc herniations at C4-5 and C6-7.

** So, I am in excruciation pain. Please tell me what you think. What treatment do you think the neurosurgeon (my appt is next week) will recommend? Do you think I am a candidate for surgery? If not, what other treatment?

Thanks so much!
Lisa





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