Hi everybody, I'm Linda 26 y/o and this is my first post. I think it's gonna be quite long, but I need to explain some things first:
The last 1,5 years were full with up and downs. I had some strange symptoms in the beginning like brain fogs, pressure on the head, neck pain, dizziness etc. First the doctor thought it was MS, but the MRI of my head was clear. So the label "stress" was placed there...
After a year, the symptoms became more mild (only headaches and neck pain stayed) but still very annoying, so I decided to ask for a MRI of the neck, because I thought that was the source of all my problems. And voila, the result was indeed that there were some problems in the cervical area.
Now, I'm living in Indonesia but am originally from Europe. The doctor here is saying I should go out of the country because of the lack of knowledge. On the other hand, my insurance says the results are "not that serious", so I should seek physiotherapy or whatever over here. For me, that's no problem, I just want to get rid of the constant neck pain, daily headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, migraines etc. But my question is, should I seek some different help then plain physiotherapy? I went a couple of times to the chiropractic and found some relief there, but I don't know if I should continue, because it might not be helping me in the end...or is it safe to go there again?
So here is my medical result from the MRI. For me, as a non-native english, it is not clear what the meaning is;
Cervical MRI was done axial and sagital slice in T1W, T2FSE, and MR Myelography without contrast,
Axial T2 blurred.
Alignment of C spine, there is evidence of posterior slip C5-C6 to C7
Straightening of Cervical curvature,
There is no evidence of abnormal area hypointense / hyperintense T1T2 at bone marrow C
There is evidence of slight flattening at C6 body spine,
There is evidence of slight disk compression at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7.
Decrease signal intensity at all C disk
There is bulging disk at C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 to postero medial, stenosis anterior thecal sac, not compressed spinal cord, no stenosis nerve root.
There is no evidence of osteophyt formation at C body spine
There is no evidence of abnormal hypointense / hyperintense T1T2 at spical cord C
Impression: Cervical MRI shows,
1. Protusion disk herniation at C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 to postero medial, stenosis anterior thecal sac, not compression spinal cord, no stenosis nerve root.
2. No sign of abnormality at spinal cord
3. Slight retrolistesis at C5-C6 to C7
4. Slight compressive C6 body spine
5. Straightening of C curvature, paraspinal muscle spasm
So I would love to hear some opinions from you. Also, is this something that I will carry my whole life or is there something to be done?
Thanks for your time and have a great day!