Swelling around spinal cord????
It been awhile since I have posted here. But after Friday I need to know if anyone else has had surgery or experienced swelling around the spinal cord area in lumbar. I had a cervical and lumbar MRI done friday afternoon. An hour after my MRIs I had an apt with my primary Dr. When I got there he had already had the report for both MRIs. I knew it could not be good because it usually takes a few day for hospital to get the report to the Dr.s office. Mine said there were a few issues but the one that needs medical attention now is the swelling around my spinal cord, probably being a infection since that is usually the cause, its not inflammation there is plenty of that in there too. This makes since because I have been feeling bad and a few weeks ago my incision from 3 years ago was infected and the pain has gotten worse in the last few months. The reason I had the MRI done is I lost feeling in part of my right leg and foot.
But my Dr. told me that I needed to get to my spine surgeons ASAP to get this taken care of. He put a request for the insurance to pay for the care with my current surgeons since they are not contracted with them I was going to wait till Jan. 1st for new ins to start. My Dr. told me it can not wait that long. I want to know if anyone here has had this issue and if so how did you get it treated and what was your overall experience. I am worried because there is stenosis in the same are too, and to top it off I have a softer than normal spinal cord because of a loss of fluid from have it cut by mistake. These are all issues that worry me with them preforming any type of surgery around my spinal cord area. I am very interested in hearing anyone experience with the swelling around the spinal cord. My Dr thinks having so many surgeries may be the cause of it sine that is a common reason for the swelling.
Thank you in advance for your time in reading and commenting back.