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Can someone help me? MRI Results!

jgamble0007jjgamble0007 Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I wasn't sure if it is allowed or not, but I have my MRI results and I'm having trouble as to how to decipher what the words actually mean. My chiro said I have 3 bulging discs, with my C6/C7 having arthritis? I think and one of the bulging discs is slightly pushing against my spinal cord... For those of you who gave me the advice to go get an MRI THANK YOU!!!! My Chiro was very sweet and understanding and after talking to him he wants to do what is comfortable for me(thank goodness). I would be more than happy to post what it says, but I was going to have someone point me in the right direction if it isn't allowed.




  • We cant read mri. Your dr will have to go over it with you. I would wait with chiro treatment untill you see the dr to make sure chiro wont cause more damage then good, Good luck
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • If the chiro is telling you that something is touching your cord, in my opinion, I wouldn't be letting them do anything to you. I would go check first with a spine specialist and see what a proper treatment plan would be for you. Remember you only have one spinal cord, and once it is injured it is injured. I had cord issues from a disc and was told not to see a chiro, as there is nothing they could do for it and it might make my condition worse.
  • Chiro practice has two main groups: straights and mixers- which one did you go for?
    Secondly I have come across many reviews that speak chiro practice to produce a lot of conflicting results. I agree with Tamtam that you should possibly check with a spine specialist before undergoing chiro treatment.
  • I'll add my 2 cents here - please be careful Chiro can help but they can definitely make it worse! I went to one just before my 3 level fusion 6 weeks ago. Even though he saw my MRI he believed that he could help me. My MRI showed complete compression of the nerves in 3 spots and bone to bone on several levels! Still he tried to adjust me - he could do nothing at all, and worse he put me on the decompression table. I was in so much pain for the next 5 days I couldn't move my head at all! I went to my neuro for an emergency appointment and he scheduled me for my surgery quickly. Be very careful. Get several opinions on your situation from a medical doctor who can read the mri, not a chiro! Go see an orthopedic and a neuro - find one you feel comfortable with. I was incredibly scared but very thankful to have my 3 level done. I'm 6 weeks post op now and doing very well.

  • Great advice from Sandycreech. Do not go for a chiro treatment in haste, check out carefully with a spine doctor before you pitch in for the cure.
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