Just got the Radiology report of Cervical MRI - most is unremarkable, exceptions: 1) c56 Disk osteophyte complex mildly effaces the anterior subarchnoid space, 2) Degenerattive changes most severe at c56, 3) alignment is anatomic aside from slight straightening of normal cervical lordosis
The interesting part is a CT scan from June 2009 states Disc space narrowing and moderate bulge at c56
and lastly a cervical mri from 2008 that states a posterior dis/osteophyte complex at c56.
And now this all mean nothing since the 2 whiplash injuries on the 9th and 10th...and some really bad reflex tests with doc on the 16th.
So where is are my bone spurs anterior or posterior, is there a disc bulge/herniaton or not?
Does pushing on the subarchnoid space create pain? Could there be a annual tear, that isn't seen - just not certain what to do or believe. My pain is just so incredible and constant, is this all just my muscles or is there something anatomically causing pain?
I know that most of think we are pretty tolerant of pain, and I have had some real pain in my life, kidney stones, posterior child birth, took the carpel tunnel to the point that I couldn't cut a steak without stopping to shake my hand back to life....
know you all aren't docs - but what is your opinion?