Apparently my neck is a mess and I need surgery. I have a positive Hoffman response and there is pressure on my spinal column from multiple discs.
My issue is that I have had three laminectomies that failed on my back, and now have nerve damage to my right L5/S1 Nerve. There is bone on bone in the lower back, along with scars, growths of calcium, nerves all tangled up and glued together due to scaring, and much more.
My concern is that my neck if fused will not do much better. To make matters worse I am a singer, so they can't do a frontal approach but would need to do anterior. I am terrified that my fusion would not take, I'm terrified that I'll end up a quadriplegic on a vent. I have multiple issues with antibiotics, allergic to dyes, and have serious reactions to pain meds no matter what I take. My stomach just rebels and I end up very ill. I had a form of antibiotic colitis due to one surgery called C Difficil colitis that nearly killed me. Any time I take antibiotics I risk it reoccurring. I might as well play Russian Roulette.
Involved are most if not all the discs in my neck. What are they going to fuse this to...air!!!!???? Don't you need healthy discs above or below? I have none! My friend who is a nurse was telling me that if they slip I will end up on a vent, and that was not helpful!
C2-C3 left facet hypertrophy is noted. This causes mild left neural foraminal stenosis. No central stenosis is seen
C3 C4 dusc dessication is noted. Bilateral facet hypertrophy is noted left greater than right. Disc osetophyte complex is noted with disc bulging and bilateral uncovvertebral hypertrophy, right greater than left. These findings can cause mild righ t neural foraminal stenosis. No central canal stenosis is seen. Mild central canal stenosis is seen.
C4 C5 disc space narrowing is noted. Anterior osteophyte formation is noted. Prominent degenerate enplate chanes are noted. Anterior osteophyte formation is noted. Minimal retrolisbesis is noted. Bilateral facet hyertrophy is noted. Disc osetophyte complex is noted with bilateral uncovertebral hypertrophy. Prominent right paracentral disc herniation is noted which mildly compesses the spinal cord. No spinal cord signal abnormality is seen. Mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is noted. These findings cause moderate to severe central canal stenosis. Right paracentral disc herniation midly obstructs the entrance to the right neural foramen.
C5 C6 disc space narrowing is noted. Anterior ostephyte formation is noted. Bilateral facet hypertrophy is noted. Disc osteophyte complex is noted with disc bulging and bilateral oncovertebral hypertrophy. These findings cause moderate central canal stenosis. Disc bulging mildly indents the spinal cord. Very mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis is seen.
C6 C7 ver mild anterolisthesis is seen. BHilateral facet hypertrophy is noted. Right uncovertebral hypertrophy is noted. These findsings cause very mild right neural foraminal stenosis. No central canal stenosis.
C7 Ti mild bilateral facet hypertrophy is noted without central canal or neural foraminal stenosis seen.