I am so confused. My surgeon says there is nothing else he can do but he did not explain any of my results and when I tried to ask questions he did not give me any direct answers.
Can any of this be the cause of all of my pain? And is there anything that can be done? I have searched the internet and can not come up with too many answers to the results of my CT. I have an appointment with an ortho spine specialist but it may be up to a month before he can get me in to get a second opinion but I am seriously scared of being in pain forever or a doctor telling me I need surgery again and it makes me worse than I already am. Help!
Minimal multilevel ventral thecal sac deformity without myelographic evidence of cord compression
C7-T1: Uncinate hypertrophy without significant foraminal comprise or exiting impingement
C6-7: This is the level below the fusion. No herniation, central canal narrowing or significant foraminal comprise. Minimal uncinate hypertrophy without facet joint arthropathy.
C5-6: Surgical changes as described above. Subtle osteophytic spur without herniation, canal narrowing or cord compression. Minimal uninate hypertrophy without foraminal stenosis or exiting nerve root impingement.
C4-5: This is the level above the fusion. Mild degenerative spondylosis results in subtle effacement of the ventral subarachnoid space. No herniation, canal narrowing or cord compression. Uncinate hypertrophy results in minimal foraminal stenosis without focal exiting impingement. The facet joints appear intact.
C3-4: Mild loss of disc height with minimal osteophytic spurring and spondylosis. Effacement of the ventral subarachnoid without AP canal narrowing or cord compression. Uncinate hypertrophy results in minimal foraminal stenosis without exiting impingement. No significant facet joint arthropathy.
1. Surgical changes with anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion at C5-6 with graft endplate interface incorporation and likley fusion.
2. Mild multilevel osteophytic spurring and spondylosis without significant herniation, bony canal stenosis or cord compression.
3. Uncinate hypertrophy results in mild multilevel foraminal stenosis without focal exiting nerve root impingement.