Hi everyone, my name is Shari Marie and I'm a total newbie with a cord compression question. There is so much valuable information here. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. 'm so happy to have found it.
Ok, so I just got the report from my cervical MRI and had a question about surgery. My doctor called me to tell me she was sending me to the Neuro surgeon due to the results found but the soonest I can get an appointment is Oct 14. This has me concerned I may be headed to surgery which came as a shock. I will post some if the report of concern, omitting normal findings.
C2-3. Left uncovertebral joint osteophytosis measuring4-5 mm, tightening the cephalic aspect of the foramen without obvious nerve root impingement. No spinal stenosis.
C5-6 Mild disc space narrowing. Disc spur complex with more prominent left paracentral component measuring 5.5 mm. It is impinging on the left side of the cord without any myelomalacia . AL diameter of spinal canal is 6mm at this level. There is also prominence of the uncovertebral joints contributing to mild right and moderate left sided foraminal stenosis.
1. Moderate spinal canal stenosis with left paracentral cord compression at C5-6 due to disc osteophyte complex.
2. Left Uncovertebral joint osteophytosis at C2-3, tightening the left lateral recess and narrowing the foramen without obvious nerve root impingement.
Oct 14th is a ways out there. My obvious concern is am I looking at surgery in the near future? Does spinal cord compression due to the osteophyte complex usually require surgical intervention? Any insight is appreciated. I'd loved to hear about simular experiences or thoughts and info. Having my Dr call me at home about this is unusual so I am a little on edge.
Thank you, Shari Marie