I need help understanding my MRI report "Please"
(I've had on going problems ever since a neck fusion at C5-C6 that was done in 1995)
Here is what my Radiologist report says from this year.
C3-C4: There is left posterolateral/lateral protrusion only mildly narrowing the neural foramen on axial T2*weighted Image #4
C4-C5: The disc is moderately narrowed with minimal anterior intervertebral osteophyte formation, minimal bulge, and mild bilateral uncovertebral osteophytic neural foraminal narrowing.
C5-C6: There is anterior discectomy with interbody fusion mass appearing united without ventral extrathecal defect.
C6-C7: There is minimal central protrusion not approaching the ventral spinal cord on Image #18
1. C5-C6 anterior discectomy with interbody spondylodesis appearing satisfactory.
2. Mild to Moderate C-4-C5 chronic degenerative disc disease.
3. Shallow left posterolateral C3-C4 protrusion.
4. No definite neurocompressive lesion is identified.
I'm not sure what all of this means. Does anything here look like it could be the reason for my symptoms?
I'm having problems with neck pain, shoulder pain (mostly in the middle of my upper back), burning sensations at times, headaches (mostly the base of my neck), off balance, constant vertigo (swaying rocking sensations), The vertigo rocking sensations are the worst symptoms (not dizzy spinning vertigo) besides the pain, pins & needle sensations, at times I'm having electric shocks going through my body (I feel like they start from my head/neck area then travels on down my body, constant inner vibrations in my lower legs and feet but, sometimes the vibrations are all over. Other symptoms off & on just too many to remember.
May 2012 of this year, I went to see an ENT to see if he could find a reason why I'm having balance, ringing in my ears (Bilateral Tinnitus), vertigo and pain problems. I've had them for many years and have lived with them until they have become too much to tolerate and I'm looking for answers as to what is going on. My ENT (which is the 1st time I've been to one) the other Doctors in the past have all been Nero Doctors. Anyway, he had me go have a VNG test done in May.
The VNG test results:
IMPRESSION: Left Hypofunction
My ENT Doctor then sent me to have an MRI of the Temporal Bones to rule out any tumors. He also ordered a MRI of my Cervical Spine with and without contrast.
The Temporal Bones MRI were normal. He just said that I have Left Hypofunction of the nerve in my left ear. He said that I don't have Meiner's, BPPV nor any other inner ear problems that would explain all my symptoms.
I'm so confused and don't know where to go from here. Can anyone please help with some much needed advise.
Very sorry for this being such a long post. I just found this forum and am new here.