Sent for MRI scan, now due to see Neurosurgen 3rd July, can anyone tell me if they think he is going to suggest surgery, my results are as follows:
At C5-C6 there is a large left posterolateral and foraminal disc osteophyte complex with severe left foraminal stenosis and compression of the left C6 root. Mild degenerative changes are seen at the other intervertebral discs and there is no other neural compression.
Large left posterolateral and foraminal disc osteophyte complex at C5-C6, with left C6 root compression.
There is mildly accentuated mid thoacic kyphosis and a mild thoracic scoliosis convex to the left.
There are multilevel mid and lower thoracic endplate Schmorls nodes, and moderate mid and lower thoracic disc and endplate degenerative changes, associated with endplate irregularity and with T6-T8 and T11-T12 vertebral wedging. The appearances are inkeeping with old Scheuermanns disease.
At T7/8 there is a small right paracentral disc protrusion, indenting the thecal sac.
Mild scoloiosis multilevel and lower thoracic endplate schmorls nodes, and moderate mid and lower thoracic disc and endplate degenerative changes with mid and lower thoracic vertebral wedging in keeping with scheuermanns disease. no compression is seen however no myelopathy.
Would be grateful of any replies, after getting results my mususkeletal consultant, said she would mark urgent and send me too a neurosurgeon. I have suffered for many years on and off with neck pain but and now at the stage for the past few years been in daily constant pain of which seems to by travelling slowly but surely down my back.
Has anyone had similar results and is it looking like i need surgery?
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