I have unexplainable all over burning and tingling in my elbow joints, hands, arms, wrists, back, legs, neck, ribs, pretty much everywhere. My original MRI mentioned myelomalacia, but my most recent MRI says the myelomalacia can no longer be found and mentions cord deformity. I recently saw a neurosurgeon at the mayo clinic in Florida, and he says that my MRI is not consistent with my symptoms and there is nothing he can do. I asked him what the MRI report means, and he told me he doesn't know. Please, if you have knowledge of what this means, let me know. The cervical MRI came up totally fine and the lumbar has 2 herniations, but is fine other than that. The thoracic is what has me worried:
MR Thoracic Spine No IVCon
Reason for Exam: Prior Thoracic MR findings of possible myelomalacia with worsening symptoms. Evaluate for interval change
Ordering Diagnosis: Neuropathic pain
HISTORY: 28-year old male with possible myelomalacia on prior MRI
EXAM: MR THORACIC SPINE NO IVCON. Noncontrast MRI of the thoracic spine was performed at 3.0 Tesla.
PRIOR STUDY: 8/8/2014
FINDINGS: There is anatomic alignment in the thoracic region of the spine. There is no spondylolisthesis. Vertebral body heights are preserved. There is mild disc dessiccation in the lower thoracic levels.
At T5-6 there is a central disc protrusion with effacement of anterior thecal space and deformity of the cord. There is no abnormal cord signal. The previously described altered signal is not seen to advantage.
At T6-7 there is a central disc protrusion with mild canal stenosis. There is no foraminal narrowing.
At T9-10, there is a right paracentral disc protrusion, with effacement of the thecal soace and deformity of the cord. There is no foraminal narrowing.
There is no foraminal narrowing throughout the thoracic spine. The soft tissues are unremarkable.
IMPRESSION: Central disc protrusion at T5-6 with mild canal stenosis. The previously described altered cord signal is not seen to advantage. Disc protrusions with mild canal stenosis at T6-7 and T9-10 are also unchanged from the prior MRI.