1. Multilevel degeneration disc disease is seen throughout the mid and cervical spine. The most significant abnormality occurs at the c3-c4 level where there is a moderate posterior disc extrusion seen at the midline which flattens the ventral aspect of the cervical spinal cord at this level. There is minimal hyperintense T2 weighted signal abnormality within the cord at this level suggestive of myelomalacia and / or cord edema.
2. The next most significant abnormality occurs at the c4-c5 level where there is a moderate disc osteophyte complex which extends in a right paracentral location resulting in moderate right neural foraminal stenosis.
3. There is mild canal stenosis demonstrated at the c5-c6 level due to a moderate diffuse disc osteophyte complex which effaces the ventral CSF space. There is no underlying cord signal abnormality identified at this level.
4. There is a .9 cm oval lesion present within the left lobe of the thyroid which likely represents a small colliod cyst. This finding could be confirmed with a thyroid ultrasound as indicated.
I had acdf c5-6 on 08/08. I am much worse now than I was before. The pain at times can be excruciating. I started P/T that is not fun. The surgeon told me that at my next post op we will not be prescribing anymore medication. I am on perc. 5/325 once every 4 hours. He tells me that it can take up to 1 1/2 years to get relief!
My question is from reading the findings of my MRI am I likely to have more fusions done in the future? If this is the outcome at 5 1/2 weeks I don't think I'd do it again.
I know we are not Dr.s just want your impressions as I am so frustrated.