Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

In this Discussion

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

MRI says left side foraminal stenosis but discomfort is in right let

wsmwagnerwwsmwagner Posts: 1
About 2 months ago over night I noticed muscle spasms in the right bicep along with numbness and tingling of right arm and leg. We had just traveled to a vacation so I attributed the symptoms to that. A week later my right leg had soreness in the thigh, calf and hamstring. The right arm tingling continued on and off.

The majority of muscle soreness went away and I'm left with some discomfort along with occasional tingling in the right leg (soreness tends to flare up and go away periodically in thigh and calf).

After bloodwork and MRI of neck/lumber the results were as follows:

C5-C6 mild degenerative disc disease, a 2 millimeter disk protrusion, and mild right foraminal stenosis without spinal stenosis.

L5-S1 has a 4 millimeter central disc protrusion with moderate LEFT foraminal stenosis.

My Neurologist said the pain could easily be in the right leg because the positioning of the body on the table could answer as to why it showed lef foraminal as opposed to right.

Does anyone with experience here agree with that finding?

If he's correct I'm probably good to go. But if not I'm still undiagnosed as to my condition. I still have right are tingling periodically, left leg discomfort most of the time and occasional muscle spasms at random places although they are mild.

Obviously I'm concerned of other more serious conditions given the symptoms such as MS or ALS if the MRI did not in fact demonstrate any issues for my right leg.



Sign In or Register to comment.