I was in a pretty serious car accident 2 years ago. 100% other person's fault. Then I was rear ended again twice (not as serious) over the last 2 years since then. I did tons of physio/massage/acupuncture to help with my jaw and back injuries I obtained. I have a TMJ condition and my jaw locks all the time. We thought my back pain was just a bad soft tissue damage. However, 2 years later and not better my lawyer and doctor thought I should get a MRI done. So 2 years after the initial injury causing car accident and 2 additional accidents later, this is my MRI...
I'm having trouble understanding and am too scared to wait until it is better explained to me. Sorry about the length but I'll try my best to keep it short
Any advice would be great, thanks so much for your time.
MR Thoracic Spine: Vertebral body demonstrates mild loss of anterior vertebral body height of approximately 25%. Thoracic cord is abnormal. Patient has dilatation of the central canal of the cord maximal from the T3/4 to T5/6 discs where it measures 4.5mm in diameter (instead of 2mm) This abnormality requires a neurology consult to determine if the patient has any symptoms of myelopathy.
Additionally imaging of the entire spine is recommended. The mild loss of anterior vertebral body height is abnormally pronounced and raises the possibility of a small compression fracture.
And about my TMJ it says...
Mild subluxation of the left TMJ disc in the mouth closed position with recapturing on mouth opening and mildly reduced anterior translation bilaterally. The posterior band of the left TMJ disc demonstrates slight swelling and abnormal signal intensity.