I am a new member and have been for MRI cervical neck area and was given some very frightening news and a referral to a spine surgeon for surgery. Breifly I have the following:
C3-4 Broad based disc bulging perterior and small uncovertabral joint oseophytes. canal diameter is 7 mm.
c4-5 broad based central disc bulging right and left uncovertaebral joint oseophytes. Cord mildly compressed; canal diameter reduced to 6 mm. moder left and severe right roraminal stenosis.
c5-6 diffuse annular disc bulging and uncovertebral joint osteophytes. Moderate to severe spinal stenosis. Canal diameter is 4 mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis.
c6-7 diffuse disc bulging and uncovertebral joint osteophytes. Focal right paracentraldisc protrusion partly calcified-extends back 3 mm to contact the spinal cord. Canal diameter is 6.5 Severe right and moderate to severe left foraminal stenosis.
I am frightened about all I have read about anterior and posterior surgery, but also afraid of what I was told about the risk of doing nothing. My neurologist referred me to spine surgeon because surgery is needed no PT or drugs right now. Appointment is on Tuesday. I will be looking carefully through this site, but if anyone has any advice, i would appreciate it!