I posted under the August September recovery tread about the return of pre-op pain from my july 31 surgery.
I got my MRI report today and I see the doctor one week from today.
In a nutsell:
C5-C6 there has been interval spine surgery. Anterior bridging plate and screws with assoc. susceptibility artifact is present. Orthopedic hardware is seen within the disc space. There is no evidence of posterior disc herniation.
C4-C5 and C6-C7 there are mild disc bulges, unchanged.
SO, if there are no changes on the MRI and all hardware is in place, WHY do I have such terrible pain??? I was doing well until about Oct 3rd when things took a turn for the worse. I can't even lift my arms over my head to brush my hair. Turning my neck is torture.
SECONDLY, how come MRI report does not include C1-C3???
I am very frustrated...it will be a long week until I see the doctor..Thanks