I joined four weeks ago and forgot to introduce myself so here goes.
I am 38, female and had a car accident last year in March 2008. Since then (which has taken almost a year to find out) I have found out that I have multiple herniations and DDD.
At C5-6 and C6-7 small posterior osteochondral bars are noted which efface the subarachnoid space and abut but do not significantly compress the ventral cord. No significant spinal stenosis. All remaining disc levels are normal.
Mid and Lumbar mri:
T10-11: DDD with disc height loss. A small left paracentral disc protrusion without cord contact.
T11-12: DDD with disc height loss. A moderate right subarticular disc protrusion indents the dural sac and displaces the exiting T11 root.
L3-4: Mild facet degeneration.
L5-S1: DDD with disc desiccation, height loss and fatty endplate marrow change. A large central disc extrusion with superior extension indents the dural sac and contacts the descending S1 roots.
I also have a large partial thickness undersurface tear involving the distal supraspinatus tendon, measuring 1.3AP x 0.6TR cm. Which as of a week ago I was told by emergency doctor that it has torn more just from me trying to sleep or do physical therapy.
As for the c-spine doctors have no intention on doing anything to help me. They say it will just cause some stiffness and that is all. For the rest of all this I am waiting to see another doctor.
My name is Candy and nice to meet you all.
Bye for now,