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Well I have been reading alot on here & have a lot of the same problems most on here have..... Numbness,tingling on both hands,some on arm as well. I have went to a Neurological Consultant here in my home town a couple of times for some problems. But I can't stand him & when I get my records from his office he stated several other things than what he told me & my wife.
Currently seeing a "Pain Management Dr." & I really do like him. But the injections he gave me don't seem to work over 24 hours... Anyone else ever have that as well? He does the injections into the facets he says & then asks how does that feel? Then also says what kind of improvement is it now... I tell him 60-80% better. He has only done 2 injections & then stopped. So I have seen him 3 times since. He wanted to do "Radiofrequency" but the insurance wouldnt approve it.
So, I am gonna post my MRI report on here of my cervical & of my lumbar as well... Comment are very welcome on all or part of it. And if anyone has been to Norton Spine I would really like your opinions of the Dr,s there. I am seing a Dr.G.(for short not going to post his real name. but it does begin with G).

MRI CERVICAL SPINE W/O CONTRAST
Fndings:
There is redemonstration of the normal cervical lrdosis. Cervical
spine is normal in course & caliber. No signal abnormality within the cervical cord. There is multi level degenerative disc disease.
C2-3: No signifigant spinal stenosis
C3-4: There is a small disc bulge. Thecal sac measures 8mm representing mild to moderate spinal stenosis. No signifigant foraminal encrachment.
C4-5: There is disc bulge/disc osteophyte complex which is asymmetric to the left. This effaces the left lateral recess. Central canal is narrowed to 7mm representing moderate spinal stenosis. There is moderate left-sided neural forminal encroachment.
C5-6 There is a disc bulge/posterior disc osteophyte complex which asymmtetric to the left which effaces the lateral recess.
There is moderate left-sided neural forminal encroachment.
Central canal is narrowed to 7mm representing mild spinal stenosis.
C6-7: There is a right paracentral disc osteophyte complex which effaces the right lateral recess.
Central canal i narrowed to 7mm representing moderate spinal stenosis. There is severe right-sided neural forminal encroachment.
C7-T1: No signifigant spinal stenosis or neural forminal encroachment.
Impression:
1.MULTILEVEL DEGENERATION DISC DISEASE SIMILAR TO PREVIOS EXAMINATION.(I had one other MRI 2 years earlier)
2.AT THE C4-5 & C5-6 LEVELS. THERE ARE DISC BULGES/POSTERIOR DISC OSTEOPHYTE COMPLEXES
WHICH ARE ASYMMETRIC TO THE LEFT & EFFACE THE LEFT LATTERAL RECESS. THERE IS ASSOCIATED
MODERATE LEFT-SIDED NEURAL FORMINAL ENCROACHMENT AT THESE LEVELS & MODERATE SPNAL STENOSIS.
3.aT THE C6-7 LEVEL. THERE IS A RIGHT PARACANTRAL DISC OSTEOPHYTE COMPLEX PRODUCING MODERATE
SPINAL STENOSIS,EFFACING THE RIGHT LATERAL RECESS & CONTRIBUTING TO SEVERE RIGH SIDED NEURAL FORMINAL ENCROACHMENT.
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EXANMINATION: MRI OF LUMBAR SPINE

FINDINGS: Multiplanar, multisequence MR imanging of the lumbar spine was performed.
Vertebral alignment is
well maintained. The conus is at the L1 level. There is a hemangioma within the L1 verebral body.
The lumbar spinal canal is congenitally narrow econday to short pedicles from the L2 through L4 levels.
The L1-L2 intervertrebral disc space is within normal limits.
The L2-L3 intervertrebral disc space dmonstrates no signifigant neural foraminal or spinal canl stenosis.
At the L3-L4 level, there is a mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing secondary to patients short pedicles. No
signifigant central spinal canal stenosis is identified.
At the L4-L5 level, there is a mild broad based disc bulge with mild bilateral neural forminal narrowing.
No signifigant spinal canal stenosis is identified. There is narrowing of the bilateral, lateral recesses secondary
to the patient's mild broad based disc bulge and congenitally narrow spinal canal.
At the L5-S1 level, there is mild left-sided neural foraminal narrowing. No signifigant central spinal canal stenosis identified.
IMRESSION:
1. NO SIGNIFIGANT CENTRAL SPINAL CANAL STENOSIS IDENTIFIED.

2. THE LUMBAR SPINAL CANAL IS CONGENITALLY NARROW,AS DECIBED ABOVE.
3.THERE IS MILD NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING AT THE L-3-L4,L4-L5 AND L5-S1 LEVELS, AS DECRIBED ABOVE.
4. THE LOWER THORACIC CORD IS NORMAL IN CALIBER AND SIGNAL. THE NERVE ROOTS OF THE CAUDA EQUINA IS ALSO NORMAL IN APPERANCE.





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