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Need some Help Please CT SCAN -- DDD..

darbreguaddarbregua Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi there,

I am a 31 yr old male, 6 foot, 195 Pounds , healthy overall.
Recently while at work we were attempting to lift a heavy pipe and it fell on me injuring my back. I had a CT SCAN done and this is what was found.

The Sagittally reformatted images show normal height and alignment of of the vertebrae. Mild degenerative disease is seen at c5-6 with Posterior disc osteopathic complex indenting the the thecal sac and mildly narrowing the adjacent bilateral intervertabral foramina.

Can someone help me decipher this CT SCAN finding. I live in a Northern Community and cant see the specialist for a few weeks. Thanks for your time.

Also what type of medication is generally prescribed for this?

Is it possible the "indent" occurred when the pipe was too heavy and fell on me?



  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    ..your painful accident. I am unable to comment on your scan...I'm not a doctor...or even understand my own stuff very well. :)

    Same re' meds...I have no idea.

    But I wanted to recognize your post and encourage you to have all your questions ready for doc when you see him.

    If in pain in the meantime, hopefully you are being pain controlled with your primary doc who is more nearby.

    I would probably try to rest my body as much as possible and let the pain guide you to limit activities.

    Best of luck to you!
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