I was just diagnosed by MRI with right paracentral disc herniation at c3-4. It effaces the thecal sac and touches the spinal cord. There is no evidence of cord compression. At c4-5 there is undovertebral osseous spurring resulting in neural foraminal stenosis. At c6-7 there is a left posterolateral disc/osteophyte complex resulting in mild foraminal stenosis.
The symptoms that led to the MRI are numbness, tingling, headaches (that don't go away), extreme neck pain and immobility, off and on swallowing problems, a lot of arm and leg jerking. It's weird...
Does anyone know just how serious this is? I have yet to speak to my doctor about it and just not sure what I'm dealing with here. I have back pain as well and I know I have bilateral sacroilitis (diagnosed in '05). I'm a wreck! Should I get an MRI of my lumbar spine too?
Thank you for any help!