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MRI Results.....can anyone identify?

spinaltapsspinaltap Posts: 50
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
MRI Results...
* Central Herniation at C5-6 (MRI C-Spine)
* Reversal of normal curvature (MRI C-Spine)
* Tortuosity of vessels (brain MRA)
* Basil artery ectasia (brain MRA)

Is a central herniation a sure indicator of future surgery?

My symptoms are vertigo, numbness in hands, lips and mouth, shocks from eyes to fingertips, pain between shoulder blades, HEADACHES. Thanks!!
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,720
    Please remember that any 'reading' you get on your MRI results from members here should not be considered formal medical advice.
    You need to discuss this with your doctor to get the MRI readings and what that means to you.
    You will find members here providing opinions based on their own personal experience.
    But play it right, get that information directly from your doctor.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I'm not looking for anyone to diagnose.Just someone to relate with.........Wondering what other people who have had similar problems have been through. This is slightly terrifying and a bit lonely. :S Thank you for the advice. I will remember it........ O:)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,720
    Ok,
    When I had my Cervical MRI's they should fairly large
    herniation or bulges. Because of the pain I was in and the numbness and loss of strength/feeling in my right arm/hand, I went in for a C5/C6 ACDF Surgery. Four years later, I had similar symptoms, this time is was C6/C7. I had the ACDF surgery again.
    The best I can say is that both of those surgeries came out very well. My recovery time was quick, the original symptoms were gone and overall the surgeries were successful.

    Now, of course you can ask, If the surgery is so good, WHY did you have another one?

    Answer: I started out with 4 Lumbar Surgeries (non fusion) that over the years left my lower back and legs rigid. That put some stress on my neck which started to take its toll. Now with both Lumbar and Cervical surgeries that kept both areas pretty rigid, I started to have problems and herniate some Thoracic disks. I have had sort of a domino effect and all my doctors are convinced I am not through with this yet. But that is my spine.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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