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Its been a while since ive posted. here is a summary of my past

- 1994 lumbar surgery herniated disc
- 1995 cervcica; sirgery for stenosis
- 1997 lumbar surgery for flatback syndrome/harrington rods L2 down to hip
- 2000 cervical surgery for cervical kyphosis/harrinton rods C3 to T3 about
- 2003 diagnosed with diabetes; blood clot left leg surgery and kidney dialysis; 1 kidney; born that way and my right kidney functioning at 30%
- 2005 Spinal cord stimulator implant
- 2007 Surgery for possible pancreatic surgery tail of pancrease removed and spleen
- 2011 spinal cord stimulator removed; not working and needed MRI so implant had to be removed

Complaints:
- severe neck pain; more radiatiating pain to both shoulders
- headaches once in a while
- low back complaints; numbness in left leg from knee down
- feeling of pebbles in the bottom of both feet
- loss of balance. havent fallen yet but unsteady on my feet

Tests:
- EMG showed severe nerve damage in cervical and lumbar region]
- servere arthritiis in neck and low back
- neuropathy both legs from diabetes

MRI done this week of cervical and lumber area"
- Lumbar didn't show much due to all the hardware in my low back
- cervical:
Paragraph: Therre is focal T2 bright cord signal alteration seen within the right aspect of the cervical cord at the C4-C5 level. There is focal cord atrophy and subtle increased cord signal alteratiion at the C6-C7 level. Findig are likely relatedto cord myelomalacia. The crater cervical junction is normal.

Before i state imprression let me say my pain more on the left shoulder is high. On a scal of 1 to 10 there are days it feels like an 8

Impression:\
- C2/3 no corm impingment and no neural foraminal stenosis;
- C3/4 no cord impingement therere is mild bilateral neural foramina stenosis
- C4/5 mild endplat spurri ng thiere is no cord impingement no neural foraminal stenosis
- C6/7 Milf disc bulge and endplate spurring. no cord impingement no neural foraminal stenosis
- C7/T1 Mild disc bulge and endlplate sprurring.no cord impingementnt no neural stenosis

---- suspect cord myelmalacia at the C4-5 and C6-7 levles with focal cord atrophy C6-7

What bothers me?
- Myelomacia which i know means softening of the spina cord
- therer are sme mild disc bulges
- there is a mentioin of bone spurs
- the initial paragaph says altercation of the signal cord

What does all this mean? How serious is this? The spinal cord is weakening? that bother me. Threre are bulges
mild they be nd bone spurs.
And here I am in pain everyday, loss of balance is getting worse. There is severe nerve damage per EMG.
What do I do? What do I have. I cant think straight. Please help.

Allan
It seems as if you have had quite an extensive surgical spine history. Do you have any plans to see any doctors in the future? What is your next step?

[QUOTE=Pebble Beach;4719148]Its been a while since ive posted. here is a summary of my past

- 1994 lumbar surgery herniated disc
- 1995 cervcica; sirgery for stenosis
- 1997 lumbar surgery for flatback syndrome/harrington rods L2 down to hip
- 2000 cervical surgery for cervical kyphosis/harrinton rods C3 to T3 about
- 2003 diagnosed with diabetes; blood clot left leg surgery and kidney dialysis; 1 kidney; born that way and my right kidney functioning at 30%
- 2005 Spinal cord stimulator implant
- 2007 Surgery for possible pancreatic surgery tail of pancrease removed and spleen
- 2011 spinal cord stimulator removed; not working and needed MRI so implant had to be removed

Complaints:
- severe neck pain; more radiatiating pain to both shoulders
- headaches once in a while
- low back complaints; numbness in left leg from knee down
- feeling of pebbles in the bottom of both feet
- loss of balance. havent fallen yet but unsteady on my feet

Tests:
- EMG showed severe nerve damage in cervical and lumbar region]
- servere arthritiis in neck and low back
- neuropathy both legs from diabetes

MRI done this week of cervical and lumber area"
- Lumbar didn't show much due to all the hardware in my low back
- cervical:
Paragraph: Therre is focal T2 bright cord signal alteration seen within the right aspect of the cervical cord at the C4-C5 level. There is focal cord atrophy and subtle increased cord signal alteratiion at the C6-C7 level. Findig are likely relatedto cord myelomalacia. The crater cervical junction is normal.

Before i state imprression let me say my pain more on the left shoulder is high. On a scal of 1 to 10 there are days it feels like an 8

Impression:\
- C2/3 no corm impingment and no neural foraminal stenosis;
- C3/4 no cord impingement therere is mild bilateral neural foramina stenosis
- C4/5 mild endplat spurri ng thiere is no cord impingement no neural foraminal stenosis
- C6/7 Milf disc bulge and endplate spurring. no cord impingement no neural foraminal stenosis
- C7/T1 Mild disc bulge and endlplate sprurring.no cord impingementnt no neural stenosis

---- suspect cord myelmalacia at the C4-5 and C6-7 levles with focal cord atrophy C6-7

What bothers me?
- Myelomacia which i know means softening of the spina cord
- therer are sme mild disc bulges
- there is a mentioin of bone spurs
- the initial paragaph says altercation of the signal cord

What does all this mean? How serious is this? The spinal cord is weakening? that bother me. Threre are bulges
mild they be nd bone spurs.
And here I am in pain everyday, loss of balance is getting worse. There is severe nerve damage per EMG.
What do I do? What do I have. I cant think straight. Please help.

Allan[/QUOTE]





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