I wondered if anyone else has had on their MRI report the word "spondylolysis". When I look that up on the net, it goes into the pars fracture, where the vertebra is broken at the points where the facet bones are attached. I asked my neurologist when he was reviewing my MRI films, did he see the fracture and he didn't. He pointed out two levels where my nerve roots were compressed by bone and the bone spur and a herniated disc (which wasn't stated on my MRI report)...it was worded like a disc bulge, but on the picture, you can clearly see the leaking disc. I am still waiting on the surgeon consult and will ask him about this. But for your MRI report to say that you have it, but not really more about it...seems strange. The chiro I was seeing said it just meant arthritis, now I want to go back to him and show him the difference between spondylosis and spondylolysis. Sometimes I'm amazed at doctors and such!
If you have or had the fractures noted on your MRI report, what did they end up doing about it? Some of the internet things are scarey...cementing? a halo?
My neck pops really bad when I lean over to the left, but it almost feels good until I raise my head back up, then it hurts more. My muscles are all screaming. If I stretch or rotate my neck some, the pain gets worse thru the day...plus working at a desk on the computer (I know posting here isn't helping), but I love everybody here and want to help where I can and learn and all. I've been waiting two months for the referral, but have had the nerve study in between and now everything is pointing to a must have surgery decision. The neurologist scared me to death about permanent damage. I'm so tired of hurting and being an "sick" person. I know we all choose our attitudes, but I choose to be whiney for now.