My neck x-rays show "dense calcification of the posterior longitudinal ligament at C2 and C3 and possibly at C6 and c7." In addition, "severe foraminal stenosis is seen at C3-4, C4-5, and C5-6 bilaterally. My primary care doctor sent me to a neck/spine orthopedic surgeon (I don't think my primary doctor is familiar with opll). I just had my MRI done today and I go back to the orthopedic specialist. From all the readings I have done online, opll was treated by neurosurgeons. Can anyone comment on this? Also, the orthopedic surgeon prescribed traction as part of my physical therapy. I am questioning this. My pain is moderate but the numbness on my right hand seems to be steadily progressing.
Tue, 11/30/2010 - 3:11am#1
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL)