Would appreciate some input from my C-spine comrades...
re: Current MRI CT Flexion X-Rays done in April, the OS assessed the following:
"bi-lateral nerve root compression at C-6/7 into T-1; compression of nerve root 8 on left side; facet arthropathy more changes at C-4/5/6 osteophytes noted; deformed thecal sac at C-5/6"
MRI & CT Scans done without contrast
What diagnostics would be able to more clearly define status of nerve root compression & degree of deformed thecal sac of spinal cord?
I have not had MRI CT Scans with contrast nor a myelogram for over 2 years.
Which of these or other diagnostics would be most important to do in trying to determine degree and positional status of severely DDD C-5/6/7 collapsing onto C-T-1/2?
(My wonderful NS who was a master of diagnostic studies and assessment unfortunately retired 2 years ago)
I want to be clear of options - - have an important NS appt out of state in 2 weeks; 2nd opinion and assessment since previous OS backed out from moving ahead with surgery; final decision being "highly unlikely to be successful outcome with doing interventional surgery".
Appreciate your input on the above & any other info you would like to offer to me.