I am new to the Forum, and am looking for advice/feedback .
I have ongoing neck issues due to a MVA 15 years ago.
I just had an MRI Monday, and here are the results:
C3-C4 : Mild annular bulging with end plate ridging. Mild facet arthropathy. Mild left and no significant right foraminal narrowing. Spinal canal is patent.
C4-C5 : Disc osteophyte complex with mild to moderate spinal canal narrowing and slight indentation on the cervical cord. Moderate to severe bilateral bony foraminal narrowing worse on the left.
C5-C6 : Left eccentric disc osteophyte complex with moderate spinal canal narrowing and indentation on the ventral cervical cord. Severe left and mild to moderate right bony foraminal narrowing .
C6-C7 : Prominent central disc protrusion with mild to moderate spinal canal narrowing and slight indentation on the cervical cord. mild to moderate left and no significant right foraminal narrowing.
C7-T1 : Tiny central disc protrusion . Spinal canal and foramina are patent.
I have now been referred to a spine surgeon again, as I was 2 years ago after the last MRI, (which was not a bad as this one.) I chose not to do the surgery at that time , which my Doctor was in support of, due to my being 46 at the time.
I really am concerned about how involved I believe this surgery will be, and am wondering if others here have had a similar experience.
My symptoms are : neck pain, painful, rigid and knotted muscles in neck and upper back, extreme frequent headaches,
left shoulder and arm pain, some left arm involvement, with pain, and some numbness/tingling in thumb and index fingers, spells of weakness/ shakiness in arms, and strange jelly feeling legs at times, almost like they will give out on me.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated, I am quite nervous about these new MRI results, and the thought of surgery.
No one is qualified to give you any advise on your MRI report. That information needs to come from your ordering physician. 5.13 You agree not to ask for any analysis or interpretation of diagnostic tests (ie MRI, CTScans, EMG, etc.),
5.14 You agree not to respond to any request for analysis of diagnostic tests (ie MRI, CTScans, EMG, etc.)