I am migraine suffer who only gets relief from imitrex injections. My recent MIR showed the following:
C3-C4 slight posterior broad based annular bulge no protrusion.
C4-C5 mild disc space narrowing, slight posterior broad based annular disc bulge no stenosis or narrowing.
C5-C6 prominet disc space narrowing and posterior broad based spondylitic bulge with moderate stenosis. There is slight ventral cord indentation noted. no narrowing.
C6-C7 focal disc space narrowing and anterior hpertrophic spurring noted. There is a slightly more prominent posterior broad based spondylitic bulge noted with moderate central canal stenosis. no cord indentation or narrowing.
Went to a neurosurgeon on 1/23/09 and he said no surgery needed. Having severe pain in back of shoulder with tingling of both hands. Nerve conduction test showed severe carpal tunnel and pinched nerve of C5-C6 level. Doctor also told me I had no natural curve of the neck which is genetic and there is nothing he can do for me. However, he did recommend I see a hand surgeon to correct the carpal tunnel.
I wake up every morning with a migraine or severe headache and have weakness down the right side of my body. However the neurosurgeon said this is not a neurological problem
Would appreciate opinions.