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Updates kinda, help any ideas?

angieouchieaangieouchie Posts: 48
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey Yall! I have some news.. I got the actual "report" from my Neck Flex test X-rays..

good news and bad news..

Good- The vertebral body statures and the intervertebral disk spaces are fairly well maintained. The bony structures are normally mineralized. The prevertebral soft tissue appears unremarkable. the airway is patent.

Bad- Physiologic subluxation is visualized at the C2-3 level. Grade 1 retrolisthesis is appreciated from the C4 to the C7 levels in the extention position. In the flexion position, grade 1 spondylolisthesis is appreciated from the C3 to the C5 levels.

plus an impacted wisdom tooth.. or two, not sure.
here i never had my top wisdom teeth come in and i always just thought i was a half wit.. haha

The NS who did my NVC/EMG said i have carpaltunnel, but that is all he would tell me. I await the rest of those results, my appt is Friday, 10/01/10.

I have the bone scan scheduled for Monday 09/27/10

I have a refferal in for a real Pain Managment Dr who actually does injections/blocks/stims/pumps/pain meds, everything so that should happen soon.

Thanks for reading.. so what do yall think about the neck?

be well,


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,878
    provide you with sound information regarding MRI, X-Ray and other diagnostic reports.

    However, there are always some big key words to look for.


    Almost all diagnostic reports come back using one of those words in the report. You always want the Mild to be the one for you. That generally means, some Physical Therapy, other conservative treatments and you should be ok.

    Medium may me all of the above, and perhaps some additional spinal injections.

    Severe we dont want to go there, that so many times means surgical options.

    Discuss this all with your doctor to better understand what the report says, what it means, what options do you have, etc
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I just meant, does anyone eles have the same kind of diagnosis.

    they told me I will likely need surgery to correct the instability. Just not sure when.

    I was just hoping someone would say..

    "Me too!! They fixed it with PT!!"

    that's all.. thank you for the keywords though, I will totally be looking for those in the future!

    :) :) :)
  • I don't see the key word "appreciated" in tht list. Wonder what that means. I'm pretty sure that you don't appreciate it, Angie do you? lol
    Wisdom teeth on top of all that ouch. You may need toe go ahead & get those taken care of. I was already in prep with my hysterectomy, the anesthesiologist came in to chec me over, saw that I had an infected tooth & postponed surgery right then & there until I got some dental work.
    Feel better soon ((hug)) Juva
  • it's hard to understand all the diagnoses sometimes, but you have some good appts lined up to help you get some good (hopefully good) answers. I hope it's not the surgery route.
  • I hope someone with the same readings finds me, I am just so mixed up with all these different specialists and none of them want to tell me anything definitive. but hey, i shouldn't complain, at least it shows something the MRI didn't.

    Tarheelgirl: Congrats on your decision, you worked hard for it! Have fun with your aquatherapy!!

    Juva: Appreciated means they saw that there (i think). You are awesome! I miss talking to ya. I hope the cymbalta is helping girl.
    LOL no I don't appreciate it, not one bit!! LOL thanks for that laugh Juva!! =)) :))( =))

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