Anyone have any insight and can explain this to me in terms that are easier to understand?
Also, could anyone with similar results tell me what your course of treatment has been?
I present with pain and numbness in neck and upper back on my left side that radiates through my left arm and fingers. At this point in time, I am unable to drive, sit in certain positions, or stand for more than a few minutes at a time without experiencing pain that worsens the longer I engage in these activities. I will be seeing a neurosurgeon on recommendation from my primary care physician buy would like to feel somewhat knowledgeable about my condition prior to the appointment.
1. Narrowing and anterior, posterior, and lateral osteophyte at c5-c6 and c6-c7 levels with 2 to 3 mm diffuse bulging. Large asymmetric lateral osteophyte at c6-c-7 level on the left side causing severe left neural foraminal narrowing. There is mild to moderate right neural foraminal narrowing. There is early spinal stenosis and cord effacement at both levels.
2. Lateral osteophyte and uncovertebral hypertrophy are causing mild right neural foraminal narrowing at c2-c3 level, mild left neural foraminal narrowing at c3-c4 level, mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at c5-c6 level, and mild to moderate right neural foraminal narrowing at c6-c7 level.
It seems that number one is where the issues really are....
Thanks to anyone willing to help me understand what reads as gibberish to me!