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its nice to be able to read other stories, hopefully i get some answers. 3 months ago i had a cervical formenectomy and still having pain radiating from the neck to the shoulder to the bicep and down into the wrist and fingers. don't understand felt better 7 weeks after surgery and its just coming back. i go to physical therapy 3x a week, i get deep tissue massage and they believe the surgery didn't work. i don't sleep at night cause i have this on my mind and would hate to do it all over again. went to 3 top ny surgeons and 2 wanted to to the ACDF but i decided on the less invasive and now i am upset thinking i went the wrong way. not a happy camper...


  • norsknpucknnorsknpuck Posts: 1
    edited 03/20/2015 - 8:36 PM
    Hi All.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and respond, if you are knowledgable regarding what the following means:

    I've been having lower left back pain. I received an MRI and got the following diagnosis. What does it mean?

    There is a small broad-based disc protrusion at L5-S1 and tiny lateralizing dic bulges in the mid lumbar region.

    1. No disc pathology at L1-2 with a 1-mm materializing disc bulge at L2-3 and potency of the neural foramina.
    2. No disc pathology at L3-4 with widely patent neural foramina and at L4-5 a 1-mm materializing disc bulge is present with widely patent neural foramina.
    3. At L5-S1, there is a 2.5-mm broad-based disc protrusion containing a very small annular tear. There is no herniation or spinal stenosis. There is mild to moderate left neural foramina narrowing due to lateralization of the disc and mild facet hypertrophic changes. The right neural foramen is widely patent.

    Thank you for any insight you might offer. I have a scheduled appointment with a pain specialist, but it would be nice to have insight into what is going on before that time.

    Best wishes,


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