Ok, I finally got my PM Doctor to order a new MRI and I go to him Monday to go over the results, however I wanted a copy of the results for myself. I am totally confused and not sure if this is good or bad. It sounds bad. So any help all of you self educated in the same boat as me could give me, would be greatly appreciated.
C3-4 There is a 2-3mm anterolisthesis of C3 with uncovering of the disc. Mild end plate osteophytes. Severe facet arthropathy is noted bilaterally. Canal is patent. Mild right foraminal and minimal right lateral recess narrowing is noted. Left neural foramen is patent.
C4-5 mild facet arthropathy. Minimal anterolisthesis of c4. canal and foramina are patent.
C5-6 Moderate central disc protrusion/osteophyte with bilateral uncovertebral joint osteophyte. Mid sagittal scan there apperars to be mild indentation of the ventral surface of cord, although canal appears to be patent posteriorly.
Impression: 1. There is central disc protrusion with osteophyte at c5-6 with mild compression of the midline ventral cord.
2. Spondylosis C3-4 and C4-5 particularly involving the facet joints at C3-4.
I am in constant pain, numb in my fingers, dizzy and I feel like I can't control my head, like it's going to roll right off. My neck feels like it needs to pop but somehow I know if I pop it, it would be very bad. Does this need a surgical consult??? Need advise from people who have been there! I'm only 39 and I don't want to have to act like I'm 80 before I am. (Don't really want to act it then.)