Hello to all. I am looking for some explanations on a recent mri/cat scan results
I had a C6/C7 ACDF 03/07 and did well until recently until June 08 when I started to have increased pain and weakness to my left arm. The NS didn't seem too concerned buy thought that I should go for a Ct scan. The results were frightening to me. The report says that there is a disc bulge at C3 C4. At C5 C6 a central focal herniation and right spur narrowing the Right neural foramen. C6 shows a left spur impinging on the left anterior canal.Possible C6 C7 left heniation and C7 T1 disc bulge. I don't understand how all of this was picked up on Ct scan but not the MRI. Plain xrays also showed bone spurs. I am terrified that the NS is going to tell me that I need surgery again. The arm pain and weakness are not improving. I also am noticing that my legs seem to be dipping at times when I walk. I can't possibly go through surgery again!! It seems that the ACDF just added problems to my cervical spine that were not there last year.
Do these cervical issues ever stop?I am soooo frightened of becoming disabled.
Any advice would be appreciated. I just want this all to stop!
Thank you in advance for your thoughts.