Since posting last I had trigger point injections (which where heavenly) and a low back epidural and oral steroids all during pregnancy! It can be done ladies!
My son was almost 9 pounds and delivered naturally med free but if I have any more I'm going for the epidural
Anyway I got my follow up MRI for headaches, neck ache and intermittent searing shoulder pain and arm hand discomfort. I know no one here can interpret results but I am looking for feedback and personal experiences.
I'll give a few summary details skipping the boring parts:
Straightening of the cervical loridosis (this was seen on my x-ray as well)
C3-4 mild buldge
C4-5 mild disc buldge with partial effacement of the ventral thecal sac.
C5-6 broad based doisc osteophyte complex with effacement of the ventral thecal sac and flattening of the cord. Mild narrowing of spinal canal. In convert able joint hypertrophy results in moderate right and mild left neural foraminal narrowing. Possible impingement of the right c6 nerve root
C6-7 mild buldge or disc osteophyte complex without narrowing.
Obviously c5-6 is the hot spot. It is bone not disc. I'm almost 36. I have on again off again severe pain. I have daily mild pain and monthly or so for a few days severe pain and limited range of motion and spasm. headaches can really steal my life.
So you know what I'm going to ask. Anyone with bone spurs and stenosis at this level a surgical candidate? Any thoughts or things I should know for follow up?
I'm hoping I can have surgery vs waiting another 10 years and doing it.