~X( :H Hi everyone.
Thanks in advance for your help. I been having severe neck and shoulder, arm and hand pain and numbness, including numbness on left face. I have had chronic pain in the lumbar spine for 5 years now. :?? :''(
But the cervical issues i just mentioned started after a trip down the beach with my almost 2 year old and grandchildren. Well i decided to help my lower back before the trip and for the first time in a while i started exercising on my treadmill for 2 months straight did great was up to 4 miles a day. Then i started doing tae bo video, bad bad move :''( , The new one comes with a weight bar and alot of jerky awkward moves with it. Good video for the healthy spines.
I first seen my primary care for the neck shoulder in july i couldnt even lift my arm over my head. severe pain. So i thought i just pulled out and old injury from sports 20 years prior. My doc said no lets get MRI of both area's because he said neck problems can radiate. SO i had 1 st MRI IN 8/1/08 results where as follows.
1). Central posterior right paracentral and forminal disc herniation at c5-6.please correlate for right c6 radiculopathy.
2). Abnormal signal lesion in the left lateral recess and left neural foreman at c6-7. This could be an extruded piece of disc however, mass cannot be excluded. and mri of the cerivcal spine with contrast is highly recommended for further evaluation.
3). at c6-7 there is a disc buldge with indentation of the ventral margin of the thecal sac. mild narrowing of the left neural foreman due to bony spurring is also noted.
There is a T1 hypointense, T2 hyperintense signal abnormality measuring 1.0x0.9x1.4 cm in the left lateral recess and the left neural foreman at c6-c7 levels.
1. mild arthropathy of the acromioclavicular joint without impingement of the underlying supraspinatus tendon.
2. distal rotator cuff tendinopathy
3.subdeltoid bursitis and bicep synovitis.
I know this a long post. but i dont understand what the t1-t2 signal abnormality means. and i have new results im posting in a new box to compare. But if this is something to do with nerve commpression i want to know. Because i have so much numbness and was wondering why it took almost 3-1/2 months to do the contrast mri. can i have nerve damage from waiting that long. my new mri says i got better.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP WITH TERMINOLOGY AT ALL ~X(