Well, I got the results today from the MRI I had a couple of weeks ago. As some of you may or may not remember, I have had new symptoms arise on the left side, from severe pain in my neck down through my arm and hand, and numbness in my hand and tingling. The results reflect all of this as it's mostly on the left side.
It seems that the osteophytes are back (they were removed in my foraminotomy in Apr 09) from C3-C6.
C4-5, spurs are causing mild spinal stenosis, and foraminal stenosis, moderate on right, severe on left, and C5 nerve root impingement
C5-6,spurs causing mild spinal stenosis,moderate foraminal stenosis with C6 impingement
C6-7, disc bulge indenting thecal sac
The bone spurs at C3/4 are new, as well as the bulging disc, I didn't have any problems in these areas before. And of course, the good old DDD, moderate to severe amongst the levels is still there.
The interesting thing that I found out, just a little UFI here, it noted that there was T2 hyperintensity. When I was looking up what the heck that meant, there was a note that said this was common in people who have major depressive order. Just something I thought was interesting, proving that depression does physically affect us. Anyways, that is located within the central aspect of the cord at C7. I'm not exactly sure what that means, except there's some sort of abnormality, like possibly a lesion? Guess I'll find out when I see my pcp next week.
So, not great, but not bad either, I'll just have to see what the ns says, but I don't think any of this is indicative of more surgery. I hope...
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