Hi everyone... I'm new here and found this site when I was researching neurostimulators. That was something my doctor mentioned when we were going over my history & symptoms.
I'm 35 with chronic neck pain and issues. I went to see my doctor last week because I started having some tingling in my upper back, which was a completely new symptom for me. He did some standard neuro tests and sent me for a cervical and thoracic MRI. I am scheduled to go back in 2 weeks for the results & an EMG.
I received a copy of the MRI report and I am freaking out a bit. In addition to my neck stuff (which I was aware of), it states that I have a central disc protrusion at T6/T7 that is contacting the cord without cord signal abnormality. Of course, everything I read about has me concerned. I have a 4 year old and an 8 month old so I'm a bit worried about what this means.
I'm going to call my doc in the morning to see if it's ok to wait the 2 weeks or if I should get in sooner. I never expected anything to show up on the thoracic MRI.
I guess I'm not sure what I'm asking... just looking for some support or advice or thoughts. Thanks if you made it this far, LOL!