Just got my MRI results back today .. This is the basis of it;
c2-c3: central disk protrusion. mild central spinal.
c3-c4: broad-based disc bulge. mild central spinal & left greater than right neural foranimal stenosis.
c4-c5: broad-based disc bulge. mild central spinal
c5-c6: broad-based disc bulge. mild central spinal & left neural foraminal stenosis.
c6-c7: broad-based disc bulge
Degenerative changes most significant at c2-c3 & c3-c4. disk desiccation at c2-c3 & c3-c4
l2-l3: broad based disc bulge, mild central spinal stenosis. mild bilateral neural fornimal stenosis
l3-l4: broad based disc bulge, mild to moderate central spinal stenosis. mild bilateral neural fornimal stenosis.
l4-l5: broad based disc bulge. mild central spinal stenosis, mild bilateral.
l5-s1: broad based disc bulge. mild central spinal stenosis
mild degenerative changes most significant at l3-l4 & l4-l5.
I'm only 25. There have been no "major" injuries/accidents. I was in a car accident 3 1/2 years ago which resulted in no injuries. I'm unsure of how or why there are so many issues occuring. Does anyone have any experience with this many "disc injuries?" I'm being referred to a pain management and spine specialist next week. I've been in PT for 3 weeks, on a muscle relaxer as well as Tramadol. No relief. numbness/burning/tingling in right arm. pain in neck/head/upper back. muscle spasms in right upper back/shoulder/neck and now right leg. general leg weakness. nausea, dizziness, extreme pressure at back of head/skull base.
The MRI seems intimidating.. The amount of issues & all. I'm worried that even if they get some of the symptoms under control with the injections, that it will cause me more issues down the line?