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aleonjraaleonjr Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
HI To All

Hi my name is Armando ,I have c3/c4,c5/c6/c6/7,L5-S1 are all herniated and i also have DDD,My C5,C6,L5-S1 are completely gone i use to measure 5'9 and at the doctor yesterday i measured 5'7 and a half.I am always in terrible pain,can not sleep at night,hands constantly going numb when i lay down and sometimes my right middle finger feels like its sprained,I took a EMG last week,waiting for results
and i am 44yrs old


  • I saw the doc yesterday and

    I saw the doc yesterday and said a he'll fuse c/5,c/7,really worried about this surgery,I tried everything for the pain, epidural,botox,radio frequency.I am going for another MRI for lumbar.and my other choice is not get the surgery and go on with pain.I am taking m/s cotin 100mg,percoset10/325/and ambiem to sleep at night and i would really like stopping these pain meds.ARGH(lol)so confused

  • there is straightening of the cervical lordosis with subtle kyphosis centered at c5.There is mild disc desiccation at c3/4,c4/5/c5/6 and c6/7 with mild loss of height at c5/6 andc6 or7.Endplate degenerative changes are present at c6/7.Marrow signal intensity is otherwise within normal limits without evidence of an aggressive lesion.Overall,the spinal canal appears congenitally narrow. c3/4:there is mild disc osteophye complex c4/5:there is disc osteophyte comples asymmetric to the right w.out cord compression.there is mold right foraminal stenosis secondary to the disc osteophyte complex c5/6:there is a disc osteophte comples asymmetric to the right causing moderate right neural foraminal stenosis. c6/7:thers is a minimal disc osteophyte complex w/out neural foraminal stenosis impression:congenitally narrow spinal canal Disk osteophte complex at c5/6 causes moderate rifgt neural foraminal and disc osteophyte complex at c4/5 causes mild right neural foraminal stenosis.
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